Kindness Paradza
Kindness Paradza
BornKindness Paradza
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
EmployerGovernment of Zimbabwe
OrganizationMinistry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services
Political partyZimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front

Kindness Paradza was a journalist and then became a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front and was Zanu PF secretary for administration for Mashonaland West and legislator for Makonde.

Personal Details

No information was found on his age, place of birth, or family.

School / Education

No information was found on his Junior or High School, or any tertiary education.

Service/Career

Kindness worked as a journalist at the Financial Gazette. [1]

Following the death of Swithun Mombeshora on 17 March 2003, a by election was held 30–31 August 2003. The result, Makonde returned to Parliament:

He contested in the 2018 elections and won.

On 8 February 2021 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services by President Emmerson Mnangagwa replacing Energy Mutodi.

Events

Suspension From ZANU PF

Paradza's expulsion followed allegations that he was guilty of misconduct and undermining the party by working with anti-government elements. [2] The committee which sat and decided the fate of Paradza was ironically led by Phillip Chiyangwa who was also expelled from the party after facing almost similar allegations. [2] Some of the charges levelled against Paradza included not being able to work with the provincial executive and was also alleged not to have been a card-carrying member of the party. [2] Paradza's crimes were also said to include being very hostile to journalists, seeking funding from the British government for his newspaper which was eventually banned. [3]

ZIPRA children

The Makonde legislator in 2014 is alleged to have made claims in parliament that ZIPRA forces that had operated in his constituency had sired children in the area but had returned to their homes without claiming their children who were now facing problems trying to get national identity cards. [1] The sentiments were said to have angered members of the MTHWAKAZI Republic Party (MRP).[1]

Farm Mechanisation Scheme

In July 2020, Kindness Paradza was listed, in the BSR of 18 July 2020, as a beneficiary in the 2007 RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme, as a result of the Fast Track Land Reform Programme.

The data is analysed by recipients origin:.

  • Mashonaland provinces had the most beneficiaries, both in terms of numbers and value.

Mashonaland East got US$47,5 million,
Mashonaland West US$44,7 million
Mashonaland Central had US$34,2 million.

  • Two Matebeleland provinces had a combined total of US$13,9 million.
  • Masvingo US$26,4 million,
  • Manicaland US$18 million
  • Midlands US$14 million.

Kindness Paradza is listed under the thematic group “Politicians”. According to the list, he got a loan of US$118,485.00. [4]

Further Reading

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lulu Brenda Harris Kindness Paradza ‘Zipra babies’ statement angers Mthwakazi party, Radio Dialogue, Published: April 7, 2014, Retrieved: February 19, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chiyangwa, Paradza expelled from Zanu PF, New Zimbabwe, Published: December 11, 2009, Retrieved: February 19, 2015
  3. Zanu PF kicks out Paradza, New Zimbabwe, Published: December 11, 2009, Retrieved: February 19, 2015
  4. https://www.bigsr.co.uk/single-post/2020/07/18/BSR-EXCLUSIVE-Beneficiaries-of-the-RBZ loan of US$325,368.00-Farm-Mechanisation-Scheme BSR EXCLUSIVE: Beneficiaries of the RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme], Big Saturday Read, Published: 18 July 2020 Retrieved: 18 July 2020