Jonathan Samukange

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Jonathan Samukange
OccupationLawyer , Politician , Member of Parliament
OrganizationVenturas & Samukange
Political partyZANU-PF

Jonathan Samukange is a lawyer, an advocate of the High Court, politician, Member of Parliament for Mudzi South and a sometime member of Zanu PF (he was elected as an independent). Jonathan is also a senior partner at Venturas & Samukange law firm.

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

  • Jonathan Samukange Independent with 7 879 votes or 48.70 percent,
  • Eric Navaya of Zanu PF with 7 742 votes or 47.85 percent,
  • Milton Kanomukuyu of MDC–T with 400 votes or 2.47 percent,
  • Samson Chikandira of MDC–N with 158 votes or 0.98 percent,

Total 16 179 votes


Notable cases

Simon Mann

Samkange represented Simon Mann who was arrested in Zimbabwe whilst in transit to Equatorial Guinea to allegedly stage a coup d'état to overthrow the government. It was alleged that Mann wanted to lead a mercenary force into the capital Malabo in an effort to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Jonathan Samukange was arrested by the police for allegedly bringing a witness into the country under false pretences in a bid to prop up his client’s case. [1]

Saviour Kasukuwere

Samukange represented Kasukuwere who was facing four counts of alleged abuse of office. [2]

Samukange filed a renunciation at the High Court and dropped representing Kasukuwere. He said that representing Kasukwuere had resulted in a conflict of interest and made the decision after “overwhelming pressure” from youths in his province. [3]

Zimbabwe 2007 Coup Plot

At least seven men including a former Zimbabwe army officer were arrested and charged with treason for allegedly plotting the coup in 2007. Their lawyer Jonathan Samukange said his clients pleaded not guilty to the charges. He said they were arrested while meeting to form a new political party. [4]


  1. Zimbabwean police detain Mann's lawyer, The M&G Online, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018
  2. Kasukuwere arrested, The Herald, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018
  3. Kasukuwere Dumped By Lawyer, Samukange Claims Conflict Of Interest After Pressure From Youths ⋆ Pindula News, Pindula News, published: 04 Oct 2018, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018
  4. At Least Five Charged in Alleged Zimbabwe Coup Plot, VOA, Published: June 6, 2007, Retrieved: December 21, 2021

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