David Butau
David Butau, Zimbabwean politician, Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front, Mbire
David Butau
BornDavid Butau
(1957-01-12) January 12, 1957 (age 65)
  • Politician
Known forBeing A ZANU-PF Politician

David Butau is a Zimbabwe politician who was once the Member of Parliament for Mbire Constituency. He was eventually expelled from the ZANU-PF party in 2015 following factionalism allegations. He was believed to be part of the so-called Mujuru faction led by former vice president Joice Mujuru.


David Butau was born on 12 January 1957 in Karoi in the Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe.

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David Butau attended school at Chikangwe Primary School.

Political career

Butau was elected legislator for Mbire Constituency in Mashonaland Central Province in the elections held in 2013. He was elected into the ZANU-PF politburo for the Mashonaland Central Province. Butau was a Member of Parliament from 2005 - 2008 and also Chairman of the Budget Committee. He was also a member of the ZANU-PF Central Committee for Provincial Executive of Mashonaland Central . He also worked as a member of Mbire District and youth league in 1987.

Factionalism and Expulsion From ZANU-PF

In December 2014, Butau was singled out as one of the senior ZANU-PF members who were behind Joice Mujur's attempt to unseat president Robert Mugabe from Power. He was thus dropped from the politburo in 2014. Butau was expelled from the ZANU-PF party for on the 21st of May 2015 together with 6 other senior members of the party. He was believed to be one of those loyal to the deposed former Vice president Joice Mujuru.

Dismissal From Parliament

Butau is one of the ZANU-PF MPs who was dismissed from parliament in June 2015. The dismissal came after ZANU-PF had written to the August House appealing that Butau was no longer representing the interests of the party.[1] He thus ceased to be the MP for Mbire Constituency.


Butau made the headlines when he allegedly failed to pay about USD100 000 he owed to a local company. Butau and his business partner George Have, entered into an agreement with Petrotrade to supply their company Gasport Oils (Pvt) Ltd on credit. According to the agreement, Gasport Oils would pay in full for fuel within 30 days from the date of delivery. After the agreement, Gasport Oils took delivery of fuel amounting to US$79 999 on December 14, 2012, which had not been paid for to date.[2]


  1. Z. Murwira, Kaukonde, Bhasikiti Booted out of Parly,The Herald, published:12 Jun 2015,retrieved:12 Jun 2015"
  2. , ZANU-PF MP Fails to Settle $100 000 Debt,Nehanda Radio, published:30 Jan 3015,retrieved:25 May 2015"