Henry Herbert Pote was a poet and politician. Elected at Independence, he was a Zanu PF MP, a Zanu PF Central committee member, and a deputy minister. He died in 2015.

Personal Details

Born 1939. Ndanga (Masvingo area).
Cde. Pote died at the Avenues Clinic on Thursday, 12 Nov 2015. He was 76.[1]

School / Education

Attended Roma University, Lesotho.

Service / Career

In the Zimbabwe 1985 Parliamentary Election Chiredzi North returned to Parliament:

In the 1990 Parliamentary Election (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Chiredzi Central returned to Parliament:

  • Henry Pote of Zanu PF with 21 903 votes,
  • Leo Chanda of ZUM with 4 420 votes.

Turnout - 29 239 voters or 68.96 %

In the 2015 elections, Henry Herbert Pote, won the Chiredzi North seat, with 42 287 votes. 1 070 votes in total were cast for the other two parties. (This is suspect and needs further investigation. He died in 2015!)


Further Reading


  1. [1], ZBC News Online, Published: 13 November 2015, Retrieved: 3 September 2019
  2. [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe, (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 25 July 2019