Michael Andrew Mawema

Michael Andrew Mawema was born in the small town of Gutu in the Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe. His father was a member of the Vagarwe clan originating in Mutambara, worked in the Native Affairs Department of the Government.

Mawema was a nationalist leader, founding member of the National Democratic Party. He is credited for being the first person to use the name Zimbabwe as a term of national reference during the Rhodesia era in the 1960s and the name was subsequently adopted as the official name of the country in 1980 after independence. (Full article...)

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