On this day in 1993, a Zimbabwean Association Football Player Kudakwashe Mahachi was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Mahachi has been making waves and raising the Zimbabwean national flag. He plays for Mamelodi Sundowns and the Zimbabwe National Soccer Team as a Midfielder. He has been a key figure in the warriors team. He helped the warriors in finishing the fourth at the African Nations Championship. Soon after joining Sundowns, Mahachi was described as ”Zimbabwe’s next best export”.
On this day in 1928, the late Zimbabwean nationalist Nathan Shamhuyarira was born. In 1968, he was appointed as ZANU secretary for external affairs.
On this day in 2019, Zimbabwe’s 95 year old former leader Robert Gabriel Mugabe was laid to rest at his rural home in Zvimba, in a low-key Roman Catholic ceremony and only family members to witness his final resting place.The public as well as the government expected that the leader will be buried at the National Shrine as he was one of the country’s heroes. However, Mugabe had his own wishes that is to be buried at his own home therefore, the government honoured his wishes.
On this day in 1948, Duncan Andrew Gwynne Fletcher was born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (modern day Harare, Zimbabwe) and was one of five brothers in a Rhodesian farming family. The family moved from Kent to Rhodesia in 1933. Fletcher served his national service as a Rifleman in the Rhodesia Regiment between 1966 and 1967 and joined the regular force in the Rhodesian Light Infantry in 1967 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1975. He then went on to Officer School at the School of Infantry in 1975 and was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Rhodesia Regiment Territorial Army battalion. He left the Army in 1980 as a captain. As a player, Fletcher was a member of the Rhodesia cricket team during the 1970s, which at that time participated in the South African domestic competition, the Currie Cup; he also played in South Africa for Western Province. Following Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980, Fletcher became captain of the Zimbabwean team, leading the team to victory in the 1982 ICC Trophy.
On this day in 2017, in Harare, pastor Evan Mawarire was freed after being arrested for subversion. He had been detained for protesting against how Mugabe handled the economic state of Zimbabwe. He get another trial for protesting university student in June that same year.
On this day in 1937 in Harare Michael Gibbs was born, as he grew his passion in music increased. He took scholarship at the Lennox School of Jazz. From 1970 to 1974 he was a musical director at BBC comedy progam “The Goodies”.
On this day in Harare in 1972, Zimbabwean footballer Vitalis Takawira was born. Takawira rose to fame playing for popular Harare outfit, Dynamos, where he was top goal scorer for five seasons. Takawira was the top scorer in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League three times. In USA he worked as a coach and for this reason he was regarded as a victory.
On this day in 1970, politician Savior Kasukuwere was born Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe. Kasukuwere has held several ministerial posts in government under Robert Mugabe, however, he was ousted from the ZANU-PF party in 2017 by the party’s central committee.
On this day in 1943, the late former commander of the Defense Forces Vitalis Zvinavashe was born. He joined the Rhodesian Bush War and went in 1967 and in 1968 for military training in Tanzania. He was elected as a ZANU-PF Central Committe member. He ran the parliamentary election in Gutu district in 2008. for this reason, in the year 2008, he told ZANU-PF candidates that they have to face the reality that MDC had won the elections.He blamed Mugabe saying, most of the people of Masvingo did not favour him, hence the parliamentary candidates suffered as collateral damage.
On this day in 1955, the late Zimbabwean Dendera Music Artist, Vocalist, Guitarist and a Performer was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was part of a group of children that were abducted during the liberation struggle. Simon started to launch his career in the late 1970s, together with his brother Naison. His music was viewed as a new style of Chimurenga music as most of his thematic concerns were centrered on the struggle of Pan-Africanism.
On this day in 2020, Zimbweaan politician and the Chairman of the Movement for Democratic Change Job Sikhala was granted bail. He had been charged for posting audios and videos on social media platforms inciting violence and organising vitual meetings.
On this day in 1952, the late Zimbabwean musician, Oliver Mtukudzi was born in Zimbabwe’s populous Highfield suburb, Harare. He was the first born in a family of seven siblings. Mtukudzi was from a musical family, as both his parents were singers. This meant he grew up in a musical environment where he started to develop the love of music. Mtukudzi commence his music career in 1977, singing alongside another Zimbabwean superstar, Thomas Mapfumo, in the band Wagon Wheels.
On this day in 1992, real name Ntokozo Tshuma was born. As a football he moved from Bulawayo to Washington D.C after aquiring his partnership between the charity Grassroot Soccer and elite boarding school in 2008.
On this day in 2013, in Harare. Jenni William the human rights defender was arrested.
On this day the late Zimbabwean politician Simon Muzenda died at the age of 80.