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VITALIS ZVINAVASHE Zimbabwe general

Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Vitalis Zvinavashe (27 September 1943 – 11 March 2009) was a retired former Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and politician. He was also a member of the Politburo of the ZANU-PF. Zvinavashe had modest academic credentials but was renowned among Zimbabwe’s military circles as a strategist. …

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TENDAI BITI Zimbabwe Minister in the cabinet of Zimbabwe

Tendai Laxton Biti (born 6 August 1966) is a Zimbabwean politician who served as Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance from 2009 to 2013. He was the Secretary-General of the Movement for Democratic Change and the subsequent Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC-T) political parties and a Member of Parliament for …

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SYSTEM TAZVIDA Zimbabwe musician

Funuel Tazvida, best known as System Tazvida, was a Zimbabwean musician very popular in his home country mainly in the 1990s, though not as well known internationally. Tazvida wrote and performed songs mainly in his native Shona tongue. Tazvida was best known for his hits Anodyiwa Haataure and Mushandi Ndimambo. …

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SUSAN HUGGETT Zimbabwe Field hockey player

Susan (“Sue”) Huggett (born June 29, 1954 in Bulawayo) is a former field hockey player from Zimbabwe, who was a member of the national team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Because of the boycott of the United States and other countries, only one …

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PHILIP MUKOMANA Zimbabwe Athletics competitor

Philip Mukomana (born 21 April 1974) is a Zimbabwean sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres. He carried the flag for his native country at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Mukomana finished seventh in 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1997 World Championships, …

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ROBSON MROMBE Zimbabwe Olympic long-distance runner

Robson Mrombe, also known as Robson Mulombe (born September 12, 1945) is an African Zimbabwean who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympic men’s marathon. ATHLETIC CAREER Mrombe originally came from Wankie in Zimbabwe. He began running at the Kanchindu Mission School in Zambia in the 1950s. He usually ran for …

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RUGARE GUMBO Zimbabwe politician

Rugare Eleck Ngidi Gumbo (born 8 February 1940) is a Zimbabwean politician. He was Minister of Economic Development from 2005 to 2007 and Minister of Agriculture from 2007 to 2009. Gumbo was appointed as Minister of Economic Development in April 2005, following the March 2005 parliamentary election; this appointment involved …

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MANDY LEACH Zimbawe Swimmer

Mandy Leach (born 20 August 1979) is a retired female freestyle swimmer from Zimbabwe. She represented her native African country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. There, as a 200m free-stylist, she passed the preliminary rounds in 2:01.05 and continued into the semi-finals where she ended up in …

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