Category: Birthdays

Zimbabwean politician, Nelson Chamisa was born

On this day in 1978, Zimbabwean politician Nelson Chamisa was born in Fort Victoria. Chamisa holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration and an LLB (Honours). On 30 July 2018, Chamisa lost a disputed election to ZANU PF’s Mnangagwa, the elections which had been widely criticized for lacking credibility and being unfair.

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Zimbabwean novelist, filmmaker and playwright, Tsitsi Dangarembga was born in Mutoko, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)

On this day in 1957, Zimbabwean novelist, film maker and playwright, Tsitsi Dangarembga was born in Mutoko, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). In September 2020, Dangarembga was announced as the University of East Anglia’s inaugural International Chair of Creative Writing, from 2021 to 2022. Her thematic concerns are mostly centered on human folly, patriachal and post […]

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Zimbabwean former International cricketer and former Zimbabwean captain, Brendan Taylor was born

On this day in 1986, Zimbabwean former International cricketer and former Zimbabwean captain, Brendan Taylor was born. Taylor supervised Zimbabwe for the ODIs until 2015, taking over to Elton Chigumbura after the World Cricket Championships. In January 2022, he was banned for taking part in cricket activities due to his engagement in corruption infringement.

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Zimbabwean novelist, filmmaker and playwright, Tsitsi Dangarembga was born in Mutoko, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)

On this day in 1957, Zimbabwean novelist, film maker and playwright, Tsitsi Dangarembga was born in Mutoko, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). In September 2020, Dangarembga was announced as the University of East Anglia’s inaugural International Chair of Creative Writing, from 2021 to 2022. Her thematic concerns are mostly centered on human folly, patriachal and post […]

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Zimbabwean politician, Nelson Chamisa was born

On this day in 1978, Zimbabwean politician Nelson Chamisa was born in Fort Victoria. Chamisa holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration and an LLB (Honours). On 30 July 2018, Chamisa lost a disputed election to ZANU PF‘s Mnangagwa, the elections which had been widely criticized for lacking credibility and being unfair.

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Urban grooves artist Leonard Mapfumo was born in Harare

On this day in 1983, urban grooves artist Leonard Mapfumo was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mapfumo is an urban grooves/hip-hop artist. He has been so active on the national hip-hop scene since 2002 and have gained recognition as one of the fathers of Zimbabwean urban sounds. Mapfumo begin to record and perform soon after graduating […]

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Zimbabwean businessman Strive Masiyiwa was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)

On this day in 1961, Zimbabwean businessman and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa was born. Masiyiwa is best known as the founder and chairman of Econet Wireless International and Zimbabwe’s first billionaire. In 1968, together with his family fled to north-central Zambia Town of Kitwe due to regional government instability in the country (Zimbabwe). In 1978, after […]

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Zimbabwean politician Patrick Antony Chinamasa was born

On this day in 1947, Zimbabwean politician and Former Minister of Finance and Economic Plannning Patrick Antony Chinamasa was born. Chinamasa also held other ministerial duties before heading the Finance ministry.

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Former Zimbabwean Cricketer Mark Burmester was born in Durban, South Africa

On this day in 1968, former Zimbabwean cricketer Mark Burmester was born in Durban, South Africa. Burmester was the first Zimbabwean to take a Test wicket and between 1992 and 1995, he played in 3 Test and 8 ODIs.

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Zimbabwean award winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was born

On this day in 1971, Zimbabwean award winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was born in Harare. In 1993, he left Zimbabwabwe going to advance in his studies in United State of America. Chin’ono later worked for broadcasters such as BBC and ITV. In 2007, he came back to settle in Zimbabwe were he continued advocating for […]

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Former award winning Investigator Dumisani Muleya was born

On this day in 1980, former award winning Investigator Dumisani Muleya was born. In 2002, he won an award for exposing the state’s role in the farm invasion of 2000. In 2005 he won the Speakers Abbort award and in the following year the Cables Network African Journalist of the year.

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Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba (late) was born

On this day in 1990, Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba (late) was born. Makamba was the co-founder and director of a digital and broadcasting company known as , ‘Eleven dogs’. In 2020, he was caved in to Covid-19 few days on his return from New York City and he was recorded the first person to have […]

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Zimbabwean Politician Jonathan Moyo was born

On this day in 1957, Zimbabwean academic, ex-minister and politician Jonathan Moyo was born. Moyo is one of Zimbabwe’s most well known and controversial Politician. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree a a Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) degree in Public Policy and a masters degree in Public Administration. In 2019, he wrote a book, ‘Excelgate’ which […]

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Zimbabwean politician and the Chairman of the Movement for Democratic Change Job Sikhala was born in Gutu

On this day in 1972, Zimbabwean politician and the Chairman of the Movement for Democratic Change, Job Sikhala was born in Gutu. Hon Sikhala is one of the radical, resilient and courageous person who advocates for democracy. This is supported with the view that he was arrested at least 60 times for the reason of […]

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The late African preacher and religious leader Shoniwa Masedza of the Johane Masowe eChishanu was born

On this day in 1914, the late African preacher and religious leader Shoniwa Masedza aka baba Johane Masowe eChishanu was born in the rural district of Rusape in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). At the age of 17 he left his parents and headed towards Norton were he began working as a shoemaker. Shoniwa was nicknamed ‘Sixpence’. […]

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