Category: People

Former Zimbabwean Minister, Dr Samuel Mumbengegwi was born

On this day in 1942, Former Zimbabwean Minister, Dr Samuel Mumbengegwi was born. Dr Samuel Membengegwi also once served as a lecturer at the Great Zimbabwe University. His served as Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education and Minister Finance and Economic Development in Mugabe’s cabinet. Dr Mumbengegwi died on 14 June 2016.

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Former Zimbabwean War Veterans leader the late Dr Chenjerai Hunzvi was born

On this day in 1949, former Zimbabwean War Veterans leader the late Dr Chenjerai Hunzvi was born. Dr Hunzvi came to prominence when he was arrested at the age of 16 for supporting the national struggle. He was later sent to study in Romania after it was judged that he was a bright student. He […]

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Veteran nationalist Naison Ndlovu was born

On this day in 1930, the late veteran nationalist Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu was born in Filabusi. Ndlovu worked at the Jairos Jiri Training Centre in Bulawayo before he joined politics. He met Joshua Nkomo in 1956, when the influence of Southern Rhodesia African National Congress (SRANC) started to develop and was active during the formation […]

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Former Zimbabwe Vice President, the late Simon Muzenda was born in Gutu

On this day African Nationalist, Simon Muzenda was born in Gutu, Zimbabwe. His parents were peasant farmers, but he was then raised by his grandmother. Muzenda started his primary education at the age of 14 and later studied to become a school teacher. He at some point worked in South Africa and came back to […]

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Former Morgan Tsvangirai’s bodyguard the late Nhamo Musekiwa died in a hospital in South Africa.

On this day in 2007, Nhamo Musekiwa who was Morgan Tsvangirai’s bodyguard since the formation of the MDC party in 1999 died in South Africa. His death came as a result of the injuries he sustained in early March after his arrest and torture together with Tsvangirai. Musekiwa was said to have been vomiting blood […]

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United Family Church pastor and gospel artist Michael Mahendere was born

On this day in 1983, an award winning gospel artist minister Michael Mahendere was born in Zimbabwe. Mahendere began his music career at a tender age together with his brothers in a group called Mahendere Brothers. He married Vimbai Mahendere (Nyatsambo) in 2011.

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Movern Mahachi (then Minister of Defence) perishes in a road accident

On this day in 2001, politician Movern Mahachi died in an accident after his Land Rover Discovery collided with another vehicle in the Mutare-Nyanga road. He died at the age of 52.

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Three MDC-Alliance leaders Joana Mamombe, Cecelia Chenembiri and Netsai Marowa went missing

On this day in 2020, member of parliament of the Harare West constituency Joana Momombe and two MDC-A activists Netsai Marowa and Cecelia Chimbiri allegedly went missing following a protest which they led in Warren Park, Harare against the government’s failure to provide for the under-privileged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three were missing for […]

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Founder of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa/Forward in Faith Ministries Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti was born. He is also the founder and chancellor of Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University in Bindura

On this day in 1923, religious leader, philanthropist and chancellor Archibishop Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti was born in Chipinge, Zimbabwe. E.H Guti is married to Prophetess Eunor Guti, they had a son who died in 2017. Archibishop Guti founded his church (ZAOGA/ FIF), which has branches worldwide. He has also established hospitals, schools, tertiary institutions as […]

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Former Minister of Information and Publicity and ZANU-PF Central Committee member Dr Sikhanyiso Ndhlovu was born

On this day in 1937, Zimbabwe politician and educationist Dr Sikhanyiso Duke Ndlovu was born. He was the Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education in 1995 to 2000 and in 2007 he was appointed Minister of Information and Publicity. At the time of his death in 2016, he was the Chairman of the Zimbabwe […]

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Former Association Soccer coach and player Sunday Chidzambwa was born

On this day in 1952, former football coach and player Sunday Marimo Chidzambwa was born in Enkeldoorn (Chivhu), Zimbabwe. Chidzambwa played for Dynamos as defender where he won five league championships and also for Zimbabwe at international level in the FIFA world cup qualifying match in 1980. After retiring as a player, he managed several […]

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Former Minister of Youth Development, Indegenisation and Empowerment Francis Nhema was born

On this day in 1959, politician Francis Nhema was born in Shurugwi, Zimbabwe. Francis Nhema became active in politics in 1975 and was a member of ZANU-PF. Under the Government of National Unity, he was appointed minister on Environment and Tourism (2009-2013). In 2013, he was appointed Minister of Youth Development, Indegenisation and Empowerment, he […]

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Former vice-president of Zimbabwe Joice Mujuru was born

On this day in 1955, politician Joice Mujuru (born Runaida Mugari) was born in Mt Darwin in Zimbabwe. Mujuru joined the Rhodesian Bush War as a teenager and was nicknamed “Teurai Ropa” because of her war tactics. In 1977, she got married to the late Solomon Mujuru. Post independance she was appointed Minister of Sports, […]

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The late Methodist Minister and first black Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia Bishop Abel Muzorewa was born

On this day in 1925, politician and religious leader Bishop Abel Muzorewa was born in Old Umtali (Mutare), Zimbabwe. Muzorewa studied theology at Old Umtali Bible School, he was ordained as a Methodist priest in 1963 and in 1968 he was ordained as Bishop. In 1971, together Canaan Banana, they formed the United African National […]

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Former Zimbabwe National Soccer Team Captain Norman Mapeza was born

On this day in 1972, footballer Norman Mapeza was born in Zimbabwe. Mapeza began his football career playing for Darryn Textiles F.C in Harare. He then moved to Europe where he played for Galatasaray in the 1990s UEFA Champions League. He also coached football clubs in Zimbabwe before becoming the Warriors Captain. Currently, he is […]

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