James Maridadi is a Zimbabwean politician who once served under the MDC-T party. He was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent Mabvuku Constituency. He is a former radio disc jockey and was regarded as one of the best in his day.

James Maridadi
James Maridadi
BornJames Maridadi
January 11, 1967
Harare
NationalityZimbabwean
CitizenshipZimbabwe
OccupationPolitician
Known forBeing a Member of Parliament
Political partyMDC-T
Spouse(s)Sarah Lifa
ChildrenTariro Sandra Maridadi, Shamiso Brenda Maridadi, Munyaradzi Maridadi and James Jnr Maridadi
Parent(s)Mapira Maridadi and Esnath Maridadi

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Background

James Maridadi was born on 1 November 1967 in a family of six. He is married to Sarah Lifa and they have four children; Tariro Sandra Maridadi, Shamiso Brenda Maridadi, Munyaradzi Maridadi and James Jnr Maridadi.[1] He was born to Mapira Maridadi and Esnath Maradadi.[2]

Education

James Maridadi attended Mabvuku Secondary School for his O level Education then attended Churchill Boys High for his A level studies.[1] He has a PhD in Public Management candidate with Leeds Metropolitan University.[1]

Academic Qualifications

General career

James Maridadi is famously known for his stint on as a radio presenter/producer from 1992 to 2000 on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation's then Radio 3, now Power FM where he was known as 'J-Touch'.[1][2][3] He also presented Coke on the Beat with Patricia Mabviko. From 2000 to 2004 he was Senior Manager for Corporate Communication & Investor Relations at Trust Bank.[1] He later worked for the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority Holdings from 2004 to 2009 as General Manager.[1]

Political career

He joined the Movement for Democratic Change MDC-T at its formation in 1999.[1] After opting for voluntary retrenchment at Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority Holdings,[3] he joined the then Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Office from 2009 to 2011, where he served as Chief Spokesperson and Deputy Director of Information.[1][3]

Fallout With Chamisa

According to a few publications, Maridadi fell out with Chamisa when Chamisa endorsed another candidate for Maridadi's Mabvuku Constituency.



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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 James Maridadi, Parliament of Zimbabwe, Published: Date Not Given, Retrieved: July 13, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 James Maridadi disowns father who neglected him, "Zimbabwe News Nertwork", Published: August 22, 2010, Retrieved: July 13, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Maridadi: From radio DJ to legislator, "Standard", Published: November 24, 2013, Retrieved: July 13, 2015 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Standard" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Standard" defined multiple times with different content