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Tichafa Samuel Parirenyatwa (1927–1962) was Zimbabwe’s first trained black physician, medical doctor and the first Vice-President of the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU). He rose to prominence during ZAPU’s political struggle against the colonial administration in Southern Rhodesia. EARLY LIFE Parirenyatwa was born at Rusape in Manicaland and grew up …

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STRIVE MASIYIWA Zimbabwe businessman

Strive Masiyiwa (born 29 January 1961) is a London-based Zimbabwean businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and executive chairman of diversified international telecommunications group Econet Wireless. Masiyiwa is a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels …

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TAWANDA CHIWIRA Zimbabwe Athletics competitor

Tawanda Blessings Chiwira (born 27 August 1974) is a Zimbabwean sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres. Chiwira finished seventh in 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1997 World Championships, together with teammates Phillip Mukomana, Savieri Ngidhi and Ken Harnden. The team set a Zimbabwean record of 3:00.79 minutes …

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SIMBA SITHOLE Zimbabwe Footballer

Simbarashe “Simba” Sithole (born 5 May 1989 in Masvingo) is a Zimbabwean footballer who is currently a free agent. He plays for the Zimbabwe national team. Career Club Sithole began his career in Zimbabwe with How Mine, before subsequently joining Monomotapa United, Railstars and Hippo Valley. After spells with the …

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SOLOMON SKUZA Zimbabwe musician

Solomon Skuza (1956–1995), also known as Jah Solo was a Zimbabwean musician, one of the most popular to come out of Plumtree. In addition to his native Kalanga, he wrote lyrics in Ndebele, Shona and English as well. Other popular Kalanga musicians include Nduna Malaba(Ndux Malax), Ndolwane Super Sounds, Mokis …

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SHACKY TAURO Zimbabwe footballer and manager

Shackman “Shacky” Tauro (28 June 1959 – 17 June 2009) was a Zimbabwean football player and coach. CAREER Playing career Tauro, who played as a striker, spent his entire professional career with CAPS United, and also earned international caps for Zimbabwe. He was named the Rhodesian Soccer Star of the …

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PFUNGWA MAHEFU Zimbabwe Tennis player

Pfungwa Mahefu (born August 4, 1982) is a former Zimbabwean tennis player, who played mainly on the ITF Futures tournaments. In the 2005 Davis Cup he played against future world number one tennis player 17-year-old Novak Djokovic and lost 1–6, 2–6.

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STEVE MAKONI Zimbabwe musician

Steve Makoni is a comedian, songwriter and solo guitarist from Zimbabwe. He is perhaps best known for his hit “Sabhuku Nedhongi”. After a period of inactivity he made a comeback performance in December, 2009. He also penned and sang the woman empowering song “Handiende” about a wife telling his husband …

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