Peter Haritatos

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Peter Haritatos
Peter Haritatos, Zimbabwean Politician, ZANU-PF
Peter Haritatos image credit: NewsDay
BornPeter Haritatos
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Spouse(s)Angela Haritatos

Peter Haritatos is a Zimbabwean politician and member of the ZANU PF party. Haritatos is currently the member of parliament for Muzvezve, a constituency 150km SW of Harare. [1]


Peter Haritatos, moved to Zimbabwe as a boy in the 1950s. [1]

Political career

In 2013, Peter Haritatos ran for MP for Muzvezve constituency under a Zanu-PF ticket. He won the election, garnering 18,832 votes against MDC-T's 3,029 and MDC 569 votes.[2] Haritatos is also a member of Zanu-PF's central committee, the party's powerful decision making body. He was nominated into the Zanu PF central committee at the Zanu-PF party congress in December without being subjected to an election.[3]

He contested in the July 2018 elections and was elected Member of Parliament for Muzvezve.

Peter Haritatos is not the only white member of Zanu-PF. Other members include Joshua Sacco, Stuart Comberbach, Timothy Stamps and Denis Norman. Haritatos was reported to be the financier of the Ignatius Chombo faction during the period of factional fights to succeed Robert Mugabe from about 2013. He was accused by party members of abusing his wealth to fan factionalism[3] . Reports in January 2015 said that Zanu PF Kadoma district chairpersons, in a petition to Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Women’s League boss Grace Mugabe, had alleged that Haritatos had links to former Vice-President Joice Mujuru and was plotting Mnangagwa’s downfall.


Peter Haritatos owns a gold mine and a commercial bakery in Zimbabwe.[1]

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  • Haritatos was also accused by some Zanu-PF members of being racist. [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jerome Starky, The only white Zanu PF candidate, Flickr, Published: 3 Aug 2013, Retrieved: 11 Nov 2015
  2. Full 2013 Zimbabwe election results Nehanda Radio, Published: 3 Aug 2013, Retrieved: 11 Nov 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Knives out for Zanu PF MP, NewsDay, Published:6 Jan 2015, Retrieved: 11 Nov 2015