Luke Masamvu
Luke Phibion Masamvu, Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front, Mutasa North, Zimbabwean Politicians
BornLuke Phibion Masamvu
(1957-05-14)May 14, 1957
Nyanga
DiedJanuary 30, 2021(2021-01-30) (aged 63)
Cause of deathCovid-19
Occupation
  • Politician
  • Businessman
Political partyZimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front


Luke Phibion Masamvu was a Zimbabwean politician who was once a member of parliament for Mutasa North constituency. He died in January 2021 from Covid-19. His death was confirmed by Tino Machakaire.

Background

Age

Luke Masamvu was born on 14 May 1957 in Nyanga.

Wives

Masamvu was a polygamist. He had 12 wives. [1]

Children

He had 79 children. Nine of his children obtained degrees at different universities. In 2020 a total of 10 were at universities. In the same year, four of his children were doing both O’ and A’ Level, Form Threes (5), Form Twos (six), Form Ones (5) while 25 of them were at primary level.

One of his children, Mike Masamvu was one of the best O’Level students in Zimbabwe. He scored 19As and a B in the 2019 November Zimsec examinations.

Mike’s other siblings Kenneth wrote 15 subjects and obtained 9 As and six Bs, while the other one, Kelvin, wrote 10 and passed six subjects. [1]


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Political career

Masamvu started politics in 1976 during the liberation war and operated under ZILWACO.

During his tenure as a Member of Parliament, Masamvu was one of the legislators who advocated for laws that limit the number of wives a man can have in a polygamous marriage.

Masamvu together with Beatrice Nyamupinga and Luke Masamvu advocated for a law that was specific on the number of wives a man can have in a polygamous marriage.[2]

He lost the Zanu-PF party primaries, held between April 29 and May 3 2018 and could not represent the party in the 2018 Harmonised Elections.[3]

Death

Luke Masamvu died in January 2021. His death was confirmed by Tino Machakaire who implied the businessman had died from Covid-19. Machakaire wrote:

I was really saddened to learn of the untimely passing on of the Former Hon MP for Hauna and Businessman CDE LP Masamvu. I am praying for the family at this trying time. Losing a loved father is not easy at all. The wound never heals. My prayer for the family is that they find strength to keep going.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

COVID is deadly

[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jairos Saunyama, In awe of one of Zim’s most brilliant pupils, The Standard, Published: February 2, 2021, Retrieved: January 30, 2021
  2. Limit number of wives: MPS, H-Metro, Published: August 1, 2017, Retrieved: January 30, 2021
  3. Losing Zanu PF MPs rebel, The Zimbabwe Mail, Published: May 15, 2018, Retrieved: January 30, 2021
  4. Tino Machakaire, Hon Tino Machakaire, Facebook, Published: January 30, 2021, Retrieved: January 30, 2021