Farai Bhiza

In July 2018, Farai Bhiza was elected to Ward 11 Mutare Municipality, for MDC-Alliance, with 2906 votes.

Personal Details

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School / Education

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Service / Career

2018 – elected to Ward 11 Mutare Municipality with 2906 votes, beating Johan Mandiringana of Zanu-PF with 888 votes, Aaron Chemvura, independent with 122 votes, Tatenda Tarsayi of ZIPP with 38 votes, and Shepard Jojo Mwapaona of PRC with 29 votes. [1]


Fainting Incident

On 17 February 2022, Farai Bhiza fainted at the Mutare Civic Centre after he lost mayoral elections to lawyer Simon Chabuka who contested the elections under the Citizens' Coalition for Change (CCC) party.

The mayoral elections were held to replace former Mutare mayor Blessing Tandi who was recalled by the MDC Alliance led by Douglas Mwonzora after the party said he had ceased to be their member.

Bhiza was acting mayor before the elections were held, where he lost to Chabuka by six votes to five.[2]


In July 2022, Mutare City Council Mayor councillor Simon Chabuka and 11 other councillors appeared in court on Thursday on allegations of fleecing the local authority of nearly $13 million in travel and subsistence allowances. It was reported that reports that Mayor Chabuka appeared at Mutare Magistrates Court charged with criminal abuse of office. Others accused of the same charge are councillors Farai Bhiza|Farai Mabiza, Elizabeth Tsoro, Zwenyika Misi, Daniel Saunyama, Blessing Tandi, Tsitsi Ziweya, Norman Nyanhanda, Exavior Upare, Sakai Cathrine, Thomas Nyamupangedenga and Calvin Matsiya. [3]

Further Reading


  1. [Election Notice, Electoral Act, Chap 2:13, Local Authority Elections 30 July 2018: Results of Poll], The Herald & Chronicle, Published: 30 August 2018
  2. KENNETH NYANGANI, Mwonzora Mutare mayoral candidate faints after losing to CCC, NewsDay, Published: February 17, 2022, Retrieved: February 18, 2022
  3. Mutare Mayor In Court Over Alleged Criminal Abuse Of Office, Pindula, Published: 14 July 2022, Retrieved: 15 July 2022
  4. 2018 Harmonised Elections Results, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Published: 6 August 2018, Retrieved: 6 May 2020