Pious Manamike

Pious Manamike is a Zimbabwean business executive.

He joined the Cottco Group in 2005 as Company Secretary, After working for Anglo American, Zimglass, Tourism Services Limited, Longman Publishers and Versapack. He became acting Managing Director of Cottco in 2016. He is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and an IFC accredited trainer for Corporate Secretaries. He holds an MBA from Midlands State University, a B.Acc (Hons) from The University of Zimbabwe and is a Chartered Secretary (FCIS).

In 2018, he was involved in a dispute over a $2 million sale of cotton lint, accused of fraud, and was arrested by ZACC.

Personal Details

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

School / Education

1987-1989 - B.Acc, University of Zimbabwe. br/ 2005–2006 - Kwe Kwe High School.
2005-2007 - MBA, Midlands State University.

Service / Career

1990–2005 - Finance and Administration Manager, Zimglass, Tourism Services Limited, Longman Publishers, Versapack, Anglo American Corporation.
2005–2015 - Group Company Secretary, Cottco Holdings Limited.
2005–2015 - Company Secretary, Cottco Holdings Limited (Fomerly AICO Africa Limited).
2015–2016 - Head of Finance/ Company Secretary, Cottco Holdings Limited.
2016–2019 - Acting Managing Director, The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe Limited.


2017 - Receives Agri-business leader of the year award.

In April 2018, Cottco Head of Operations Maxmore Njani, and head of corporate services Benedict Mugura-Gumeni, accused Pious Manamike of fraud, over a contentious,$2 m, sale of lint to a local buyer. The matter was taken up by ZACC. [3]

2018 - Arrested. Managing director Pious Manamike, head of finance Brighton Chibhamu, Lameck Machumi (sales) and freight manager Charles Masunungure were arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission in connection with illegal cotton trading, prejudicing the country of millions of dollars. Zacc chief investigations officer Alex Masiye confirmed the commission was holding the four for questioning.

The four are allegedly part of a cartel of Cottco executives working with high-profile politicians in illegal trading of cotton, prejudicing the State of over $2,5 million in foreign currency by diverting the white gold meant for export to illegal local buyers. Only $707 000 was said to have been recovered from the $2,5 million. [4]

Further Reading


  1. LinkedIn, LinkedIn, Retrieved: 27 September
  2. Managing Director of Cottco Pious Manamike receiving the Agri-business leader of the year awarde, Cottco Website, Published: 2017, Retrieved: Date 27 September 2019
  3. Cottco-bosses-in-vicious-fight, Daily News, Published: 6 April 2018, Retrieved: 27 September 2019
  4. 4 Cottco bosses nabbed, Newsday, Published: 9 November 2018, Retrieved: 27 September 2019
  5. Pious Manamike, Managing Director, Cottco Website, Retrieved: 27 September 2019