Politician and ZimPF co-founding leader Rugare Gumbo was born

08 March 1940   Zimbabwe

On this day in 1940, politician Rugare Aleck Ngidi Gumbo was born in Belingwe (Mberengwa) district of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Gumbo became active in politics at an early age during the liberation struggle. He was appointed Minister of Economic development in 2005 and Minister of Agriculture in 2007. In 2014, he was ousted from the ZANU-PF party and together with Joice Mujuru, went on and formed another political party called Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) which was dissolved after disagreements.

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