Joseph Busha Makamba

Joseph Busha Makamba is a Zimbabwean politician and entrepreneur. He is the president of Freezim Congress party.

Hs is the founder and Managing Director of JM BUSHA Investment Group, which has subsidiary companies in Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He is also the chief investment officer responsible for managing about R5.0 billion in retirement funds.

Business Career

Joseph has a total of twenty-three (23) years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry beginning in 1990- covering product research, design and development; investment research and management; treasury operations and trading.

Between 1994 and 2000, he worked for HSBC Securities (SA), Standard & Corporate Merchant Bank (SCMB) and NEDCOR as a Financial Engineer / Quantitative Analyst/Strategist specializing in the construction and trading of derivative strategies, arbitrage trading, equities and interest rate financial modeling, yield curve modeling, quantitative investment research, marketing, investment banking and implementation of market risk management systems. Joseph is a Director and Chairman of Education Committee of Association for Corporate Treasurers of Southern Africa (ACTSA), a member of Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) and former head of ABSIP Internship Program. He holds a BSc (Maths, UZ), BSc.Hons (App Maths, WITS), MSc (Derivatives, WITS), MPhil (Ind. Maths, Warwick) degrees. Joseph is a Fellow of the ninth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

JM Busha 54 Races National Peace Pledge Marathon

The JM Busha was reported to be a non-profit organisation involved in social investment programmes aimed at promoting sport, education, peace, stability, harmony and unity among people and nations.Busha launched the JM Busha 54 Races National Peace Pledge Maranthon with hope to capitalise on athletics’ mass appeal on the continent to promote peace and unity through sports.He highlighted on the launch

This is about engagement, public participation and taking ownership of peace and saying, ‘I’m for peace’, that is the message we are taking,” “The May 25 2017 race in Harare is our first edition really, while in South Africa they will have one on May 27 since they don’t recognise Africa Day. However, by next year we hope all the 54 African countries will run the JM Busha 54 Races marathons on Africa Day and speak the same language of peace and unity,” he added.

“The winners from those countries will come to Zimbabwe and compete in the July 1 [the Elite JM Busha 54 Races marathon] which we hope will form part of their preparations for

the world’s top races, such as the New York, Boston, London and Berlin Marathons.”[1]


  1. Daniel Nhakaniso (January 29, 2017). "JM Busha, man on a mission to promote peace through sport". The Standard. Retrieved October 19, 2017.