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Hollywood based Zimbabwean actor Tongai Chirisa was born

08 August 1981   Zimbabwe

On this day in 1981, actor and poet Tongayi Arnold Chirisa was born in Zimbabwe. He graduated with a National Diploma as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree at AFDA, The School for Creative Economy. Chirisa rose to prominence when he played Detective Davies in the Zimbabwean soapie Studio 263 and also starred Mr Bones 2: Back from the past as Hekule. He has also featured on several television series internationally.

Pindula. 2021. About Tongayi Chirisa - Pindula, Local Knowledge. [online] Available at:

Celebrity Age Wiki. 2021. Tongayi Chirisa Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Family. [online] Available at:

Former Finance Minister of Zimbabwe and ruling ZANU-PF member Ignatius Chombo was born

01 August 1952   Zimbabwe

On this day in 1952, politician Ignatius Morgen Chiminya Chombo was born in the Marondera District of Zimbabwe. Chombo served in the cabinet of Zimbabwe for 15 years under the late president Robert Mugabe. In October 2017, he was appointed Minister of Finance and Economic Development in a cabinet reshuffle and in November, was expelled from the ZANU-PF party by the central committee with together with other prominent Generation 40 politicians following the military take over. 2021. Ignatius Chombo - Wikipedia. [online] Available at:

The late blind songwriter and musician Paul Matavire was born in the Maranda, Mwenezi District of Zimbabwe

03 August 1961   Zimbabwe

On this day in 1961, the late artist Paul Mataire was born in Zimbabwe. He lost his eyesight to glaucoma at a young age. Matavire began his music career in the 1980s when he joined the Jiros Jiri Band at the Jairos Jiri Rehabilitation Center in Bulawayo, he then led the group. His music gained popularity due to his humor, use of deep shona words and his willingness to tread on what many artists regarded as sensitive societal issues. He died in 2005 at the age of 44. 2021. Paul Matavire - Wikipedia. [online] Available at:


Southern Rhodesia joined Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland to form the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

01 August 1953   Zimbabwe

On this day in 1953, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) joined Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and Nyasaland (Malawi) to form the federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. This federation was dissolved in January 1964. 2021. 46. Rhodesia/Zimbabwe (1964-present). [online] Available at:

Brigadier General Paul Armstrong Gunda died in an accident

20 June 2007   Zimbabwe

On this day in 2007, Paul Armstrong Gunda who was a commander of One Brigade in Bulawayo died, after his car collided with a goods train on the Harare-Marondera highway. He was declared a national hero.

NewsDay Zimbabwe. 2021. Gunda assassinated by State security agents: Matapo. [online] Available at:

Former Minister of Mines and Mining Development Edward Takaruza Chindori-Chininga died in a car accident

19 June 2013   Zimbabwe

On this day in 2013, politician Edward Takaruza Chininga-Chindori died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 58. The former minister was involved in traffic collision at a T-Junction of Raffingora and Mvurwi as he was coming from Mvurwi. 2021. Edward Chindori-Chininga - Wikipedia. [online] Available at:

The Chronicle. 2021. Edward Chindori Chininga dies. [online] Available at:

Former ZINASU leader and politician Joana Mamombe was born

18 June 1993   Zimbabwe

On this day in 1993,politician Joana Ruvimbo Mamombe was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mamombe is a member of the MDC political party and member of parliament for Harare West constituency. She is known for her strong political opinions in parliament. However, she has had several clashes with the law recently. 2021. Joana Mamombe - Wikipedia. [online] Available at:


Johane Masowe yeChishanu run riot, beating up anti-riot police in Budiriro, Harare

30 May 2014   Zimbabwe

On this day in 2015, members of the Johane Masowe eChishanu sect led by Madzibaba Ishmael Mufani attacked the Zimbabwe Republic Police with stones and knobkerries in Budidriro, Harare. This hostile confrontation took place after president of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe Archbishop Johannes Ndanga had announced the the sect should be banned after reports of human rights abuses especially on the girl child. Police officers, reporters were injured and taken to hospital.

NewsDay Zimbabwe. 2021. Apostolic sect batters police. [online] Available at:

The Herald. 2021. Vapostori run amok in Budiriro. [online] Available at:

United Family Church pastor and gospel artist Michael Mahendere was born

28 May 1983   Zimbabwe

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.

Celebrity Age Wiki. 2021. Michael Mahendere Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Family. [online] Available at:

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

26 May 2001  

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.

Reporters, B., Reporters, B., Dickinson, B. and Sport, B., 2021. Mugabe 'devastated' as minister dies in crash. [online] The Telegraph. Available at:


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

13 May 2020   Zimbabwe

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 2days.

the Guardian. 2021. Zimbabwean MDC activists 'abducted and sexually assaulted'. [online] Available at:

Pindula. 2021. Joana Mamombe - Pindula. [online] Available at:

The foundation of Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa/Forward in Faith Ministries in Zimbabwe by Ezekiel Guti

12 May 1960   Zimbabwe

On this day in 1960, Archbishop Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti began his ministry in Bindura under a gum tree. The ministry/church was named Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (now internationally recognized as Forward in Faith Ministries), with diverse ministries across the world including hospitals, children’s homes and tertiary institutions. E.H Guti also owns a television channel by the name Ezekiel TV which broadcast from South Africa. 2021. About Ezekiel H. Guti: Evangelist pastor who founded Forward in Faith Ministries International (1923 - n/a) | Biography, Facts, Career, Wiki, Life. [online] Available at:

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

05 May 1923   Zimbabwe

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 well as bible schools across Africa. 2021. Ezekiel Guti - Wikipedia. [online] Available at:

posts, V., 2021. CHART OF THE LIFE OF EZEKIEL HANDINAWANGU GUTI. [online] TheAmbassador's Closet. Available at:

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

04 May 1937   Zimbabwe

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 National Army schools as well as ZANU-PF member.

Pindula. 2021. About Sikhanyiso Ndlovu - Pindula, Local Knowledge. [online] Available at:

Former Association Soccer coach and player Sunday Chidzambwa was born

04 May 1952   Zimbabwe

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 football cubs in Zimbabwe and South Africa. He was appointed Zimbabwe National Team coach in 2017 and he retired in 2019. 2021. About Sunday Chidzambwa: Zimbabwean football player and manager (1952-) | Biography, Facts, Career, Wiki, Life. [online] Available at:

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