Mike Bimha

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Mike Bimha
Michael Chakanaka Bimha
BornMichael Chakanaka Bimha
(1954-10-31) October 31, 1954 (age 69)
  • Minister of Industry and Commerce
  • Member of Parliament:Chikomba West.
EmployerGovernment of Zimbabwe
OrganizationMinistry of Industry and Commerce and Enterprise Development
Political partyZimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front
Opponent(s)Movement for Democratic Change
RelativesGrace Mugabe (sister)

Mike Bimha (Michael Chakanaka Bimha) is a Zimbabwean politician. He is the former Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development; and Member of Parliament for Chikomba West.


Born: 31 October 1954. [1] He is closely related to Grace Mugabe it has been alleged. [2]

School / Education

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


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

  • Michael Bimha of Zanu PF with 17 153 votes or 79.55 percent,
  • Antony Mutodza of MDC–T with 3 676 votes or 17.05 percent,
  • Arnold Chidodo of MDC–N with 733 votes or 3.40 percent,

Total 21 562 votes

At one point, Bimha was the Chairman of Air Zimbabwe. In 2014 after the ZANU PF 6th National People's Congress, Bimha was appointed the Secretary of Implementation and Economic Empowerment Policy in ZANU-PF's politburo.[3] In 2013, following Zanu PF's victory in the harmonised elections, Bimha was appointed Minister of Industry and Commerce. [4]

In September 2021, Mike Bimha was appointed ZANU-PF's acting Secretary for Information and Publicity in Simon Khaya Moyo's absence.[5]


Farm Mechanisation Scheme

In July 2020, Michael Bimha 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.

Michael Bimha is listed under the thematic group “Politicians”. According to the list, he got a loan of US$73,877.00. [6]

Nomination Court 2023

The ZEC list of candidates for the August 2023 elections for Mashonaland East Province have been released. [7]

Maggie Ngwena Aplonia Munzverengi
Wunganayi Tafumanei Michael Chakanaka Bimha
Kudare Noriah Garwe Bertha Chinyanga
Bichard Chitumba Conrad Jericho Gotora
Loveness Manuel Address Matiirira
Manuel Murwira Michael Madanha

Further Reading


  1. Compiled List of 349 Individuals on various 'Sanctions' lists, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: August 31, 2015
  2. Geoffrey Nyarota, Against The Grain: Memoirs Of A Zimbabwean Newsman, Zebra, Published: 2006, Retrieved: August 31, 2015
  3. VPs appointed. Mnangagwa, Mphoko land posts. 33-member politburo named, Herald, Published: December 11, 2014, Retrieved: August 31, 2015
  4. Zimbabwe’s new Cabinet, Standard, Published: September 10, 2013, Retrieved:August 31, 2015
  5. Bimha appointed acting spokesperson, The Herald, Published: September 13, 2021, Retrieved: October 30, 2021
  6. 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
  7. [Government Gazette Extraordinary, Vol. CI, No. 64 30th June, 2023], Government Gazette Extraordinary Vol. CI, No. 64 30th June, 2023, Published: 30 June 2023, Retrieved: 30 June 2023


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