Category: People

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 Politician, Simba Makoni announced he was going to be a Presidential candidate for the 2008 Presidential elections

On this day in 2008, in Harare, Zimbabwean Politician, Simba Makoni announced he was going to be a Presidential candidate for the 2008 Presidential election. He was to challenge the former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe (late) for him to become the next President of Zimbabwe.

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Retired track and field athlete, Julius Masvanise was born

On this day in 1966, Zimbabwean retired track and field athlete Julius Masvanise was born. Masvanise represented his indegenous country (Zimbabwe) for the 1996 Summer Olympics that took place in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).

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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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Retired army commander, Ambrose Mutinhiri was appointed Minister of Youth Development, Gender and Employment Creation

On this day in 2004, retired army commander and brigadier Ambrose Mutinhiri was appointed the Minister of Youth Development, Gender and Employment Creation by his excellency president Robert Gabriel Mugabe (late). He retired soon after the resignation of Mugabe in 2017.

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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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Zimbabwe Global Journalism seminar was held

On this day in 2021, Zimbabwe global journalism seminar was held. The main ideas which were discussed were on how journalism has suffered in Zimbabwe, cyber security laws and how to deal with online trolls. Subsequently, Award winning journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono addressed how he was mistreated on occassions he was held in custody and in […]

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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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Hon Job Sikhala was accused for co-ordinating the 31st July 2020 protests

On this day in 2020, Hon Job Sikhala was accused for organising the 31st July protests. In giving his speech he pointed out that he was tired for the country’s great economic, social and political malaise, hence in inciting such public violence, he hoped the governemnt was going to implement better opportunities to pave away […]

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Human Rights Watch confirmed 36 deaths of MDC activists

On this day in 2008, Human Rights Watch confirmed 36 deaths of MDC activists. The victims had suffered from severe police, ZANU-PF youths and war veterans torture.

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Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) agents abducted the losing senatorial MDC candidate in Mashonaland East

On this day in 2008, Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) agents abducted the losing senatorial MDC candidate in Mashonaland East. Two days later, his dead body was discovered at Goromonzi mountains.

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Tonderai Ndira’s MDC activist body was discovered at Parirenyatwa mortuary hospital

On this day in 2008, Tonderai Ndira’s MDC activist body was discovered at Parirenyatwa mortuary hospital. According to relatives he was abducted on 14 May by armed man and some police officers.

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Abducted MDC members bodies were founded in a river

On this day in 2008, abducted MDC members bodies were founded in a river. The victims were discovered but unfortunately their tongues and lips were cut off.

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President of the ZCTU Lovemore Matombo and his secretary were arrested for giving speeches patterning political malaise in the country

On this day in 2008, President of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Lovemore Matombo and his secretary were arrested for giving speeches patterning political malaise in the country. For this reason, there were held in custody for 11 days.

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