Betty Nhambu-Kaseke
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Political partyZANU PF
Spouse(s)Karikoga Kaseke

'Betty Nhambu-Kaseke was the Member of Parliament for Kuwadzana, 2015, following by-elections in the constituency [1].
She contested in the July 2018 elections for Zanu PF and lost.

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During the time she was MP for Kuwadzana West, Betty Kaseke introduced the Miss Kuwadzana pageant.[2]

In the 2022 By-Elections, (see Zimbabwe By-elections (March_2022)) Kuwadzana returned to Parliament:

  • Johnson Matambo of Citizens' Coalition For Change with 7 157 votes,
  • Betty Nhambu of Zanu PF with 2 636 votes,
  • Fatima Madamombe of MDC Alliance with 259 votes,
  • Nesbert Mapfumo of UDA with 56 votes.



When she was MP for Kuwadzana West, Betty Nhambu Kaseke was accused by councillors of illegally parcelling out land and charging home seekers $30 per head.

Kaseke dismissed the allegations as a smear campaign. She said the councillors were the ones giving people land and making them pay $2 500 on the pretext that they would regularise their stay. Kaseke allegedly parcelled out more than 2 000 stands at Harare City Council farms and paddocks in Kuwadzana West constituency. Kaseke told The Herald that Saviour Kasukuwere, who was Local Government Minister at the time, had ordered the regularisation of the place when he toured the area. [3]

Victor Matemadanda Pregnancy Reports

In 2020 there were reports that Betty Kaseke was pregnant with Victor Matemadanda's child. In an interview, Kaseke dismissed the reports saying they were meant to tarnish her image and bar her from contesting in the Zanu-PF DCC elections which she won.

She said:

"I am a vibrant young politician in the revered ZANU (PF) National Women’s League. As you can see, I am not pregnant. I am a Christian, married woman and community leader. The rumours were part of a grand scheme to tarnish my image and that of the party I represent. There were attempts to bar me from contesting in the District Coordinating Committee elections which I eventually won and became Secretary for Women Affairs. There are also impending elections for Harare Province Interim Executive within ZANU (PF) and such rumours are calculated at tarnishing my image ahead of the plebiscite. This, however, can’t stop me from contesting for any position in the party."



2017 Top Community Leader of the Year by the Zimbabwe Business Awards Women’s Top Leadership Excellence Award and Business Development Award.[5]

Dispute with Ratidzo Mukarati

It was reported that Kaseke and Mukarati almost fought during the Harare provincial coordinating committee meeting presided over by provincial chairman Godwills Masimirembwa and attended by members of the Central Committee, provincial executives, war veterans and both winning and losing candidates in the primary elections. When asked about it Betty said "This so-called chairwoman for Harare province who imposed herself on that position is getting out of hand and she needs to be stopped from intimidating people using senior people’s names in the party and soldiers. I have been quiet for a long time while she has been attacking and accusing me falsely, getting into my family affairs saying all sorts of nonsense about me and my husband. If l am wrong as she claims, what does my family affairs have to do with her or the party?”

But when Mukarati was asked about it she said “I don’t know what you are talking about. All what I know is that Kaseke is my MP and I am even campaigning for her,”[6]

Further Reading


  1. Hon Betty Nhambu-Kaseke: MP with a difference, Spiked, Retrieved: 4 Aug 2018
  2. Vongai Mbara, Empowering youths through art• • • inaugural pageant lights up Kuwadzana, The Herald, Published: August 21, 2017, Retrieved: September 21, 2021
  3. Innocent Ruwende, Land scam sucks in MP, The Herald, Published: August 22, 2016, Retrieved: September 21, 2021
  4. Byron Adonis Mutingwende, Betty Kaseke soldiers on with community development despite damaging rumours, Spiked, Published: 2020, Retrieved: September 21, 2021
  5. Hon Betty Nhambu-Kaseke: MP with a difference | spiked, retrieved: 4 Aug 2018
  6. Kaseke, Mukarati in public spat - NewsDay Zimbabwe, NewsDay Zimbabwe, published: 23 May 2018, retrieved: 4 Aug 2018