Davis Marapira

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Davis Marapira
  • Politician
Known forBeing a politician
Political partyZanu-PF

Davis Marapira is a Zimbabwean politician and a member of Zanu PF. He was also the deputy minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development (Crop) and the Member of Parliament for Masvingo North Constituency.

Personal Details

Marriage: He was married to Sibusisiwe Melody Marapira who filed for divorce at the Family Law Court in April 2017. Together they have 3 children. [1]

School / Education

No information was found on his Junior or High School, or any tertiary education.


In the 2013 Elections, (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Masvingo North returned to Parliament:

  • Davis Marapira of Zanu PF with 10 358 votes or 71.76 percent,
  • Noble Mugabe of MDC–T with 3 277 votes or 22.70 percent,
  • Emily Chinhema of MDC–N with 587 votes or 4.07 percent,
  • Innocent Gahadzikwa, Independent, with 212 votes or 1.47 percent.

Total 14 434 votes

Following the 23-24 August 2023 elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced his new cabinet on 11 September 2023. The Minister of Lands Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development was Dr Anxious Jongwe Masuka with two deputies, Vangelis Haritatos and Davis Marapira. [2]


Farm Mechanisation Scheme

In July 2020, David Marapira was listed, in the BSR of 18 July 2020, as a beneficiary in the 2007 RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme, as a result of the Fast Track Land Reform Programme.

The data is analysed by recipients origin:.

  • Mashonaland provinces had the most beneficiaries, both in terms of numbers and value.

Mashonaland East got US$47,5 million,
Mashonaland West US$44,7 million
Mashonaland Central had US$34,2 million.

  • Two Matebeleland provinces had a combined total of US$13,9 million.
  • Masvingo US$26,4 million,
  • Manicaland US$18 million
  • Midlands US$14 million.

David Marapira is listed under the thematic group “Politicians”. According to the list, he got a loan of US$54,293.00. [3]

Further Reading


  1. Minister dumped over infidelity, Herald, published: April 13,2017, retrieved: April 13, 2017
  2. President Mnangagwa Has Announced The New Cabinet, Pindula, Published: 11 September 2023, Retrieved: 12 September 2023
  3. https://www.bigsr.co.uk/single-post/2020/07/18/BSR-EXCLUSIVE-Beneficiaries-of-the-RBZ loan of US$325,368.00-Farm-Mechanisation-Scheme BSR EXCLUSIVE: Beneficiaries of the RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme], Big Saturday Read, Published: 18 July 2020 Retrieved: 18 July 2020

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