Promise Mkwananzi is a Zimbabwean activist who is a member of the Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign where he is the campaign spokesperson. Mkwananzi was the MDC-T Youth Assembly Secretary before he was expelled for calling for the leader's resignation in April 2014.

Promise Mkwananzi
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Education University of Zimbabwe
  • Politician
Known for Being a Politician
Movement Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign



Mkwananzi studied at the University of Zimbabwe before he enrolled at the University College Ultrech in Netherlands for a degree in International Development.[1]

Political Career

During his studies at the University of Zimbabwe, Mkwananzi was a student leader as well as the president of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU). During that period Mkwananzi successfully organized efforts to pressure the government to scrap higher student fees as well as to safeguard students rights.[2] He was expelled from the Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirayi (MDC-T) where he was the Secretary General of the Youth Assembly, after he called called for the resignation of party leader Morgan Tsvangirai. He was expelled together with Elton Mangoma, Jacob Mafume and Last Maengahama.[3]

While he was the president of ZINASU, Mkwananzi was put on the wanted list by the police, in 2006, in connection with a case of participating in a gathering with intent to promote public violence, breaches of peace or bigotry. At that time he was moving around colleges in the country meeting students.[4]

He is currently the spokesperson for Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign, a youth movement that seeks to address problems affecting the youth in Zimbabwe. He is also the Executive Director of Zimbabwe Informal Sector's Organization (ZISO).


On Friday 8 July 2016, Mkwananzi posted on his Facebook profile that he was handing himself to the police in the presence of his lawyer Mr. Trust Maanda.

Mkwananzi was arrested and he faced charges related to public violence that was committed on June 16 2016. His lawyer dismissed the charges saying that there was no justification for his arrest.[5]

On 26 August 2016, during the Nera demonstration, Promise Mkwananzi was arrested after he had gone to Harare Central for his routine report as per bail conditions granted to him after the Shutdown arrest. He was denied bail 3 days later and remanded to 12 September 2016.

Some Articles About Promise Mkwananzi

WATCH: Tajamuka/Sesijikile Calls For Protests Over Economic Crisis Fri Jun 28 2019

ZCTU President Peter Mutasa, Tajamuka Activist Promise Mkwananzi On Police Wanted List Thu Jan 24 2019

Tajamuka Leadership Goes Into Hibernation As Security Forces Crackdown On Protestors Continues Sun Jan 20 2019

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  1. About Promise Mkwananzi, Facebook, published: No Date Given, retrieved: July 9, 2016
  2. Promise Mkwananzi,Giraffe Heroes Project, published: No Date Given, retrieved: July 9, 2016
  3. Paidamoyo Muzulu, Updated: Mangoma summarily expelled from MDC-T, NewsDay, published: April 11, 2014, retrieved: July 5, 2016
  4. Lance Gama, Police launch massive manhunt for national student leader, SW Radio Africa, published: December 21, 2006, retrieved: July 11, 2016
  5. Zanu-PF cracks down on 'rebels', Daily News, published: July 9, 2016, retrieved: July 11, 2016