Ronald Chindedza
BornRonald Tinashe Chindedza
  • Politician
  • Farmer
Known forBeing a member of Zanu-PF

Ronald Tinashe Chindedza is a Zimbabwean politician and a member of Zanu PF. In October 2016 he represented Zanu PF in the Norton by-election which he lost to independent, Temba Mliswa. He is also a farmer.


Chindedza was born and raised in Norton.[1]


In an interview he revealed that he did his primary, secondary and tertiary education in Norton.[1] He attended Chikowore Secondary School before enrolling at Chibero Agricultural College.[2]


He moved to Rafingora, where he worked as a farm administration manager and was also a Zanu PF youth vice chairman for Gatawa District in Zvimba North. He came back to Norton when he got a farm in the area.[1]

After the Norton seat fell vacant following the expulsion and subsequent recall of Mr Christopher Mutsvangwa on allegations of fanning factionlism and denigrating Zanu PF leadership, Chindedza was chosen to represent the party after he won the primary elections. In the primary elections Chindedza battled out against Margaret Zvinavashe, Bybit Tsomondo, Joyce Marufu Mukazhi, Nyasha Simon Sibiya, Langton Mutendereki, Godrey Chikowore, Nyarai Janipher Makamba and Flavian Chikabinda Charumbira.[3]

In the primary election Chindedza won 907 votes, 300 more than second-placed Bybit Tsomondo.[4]

On October 22, 2016 he lost the election to Temba Mliswa.

Called a Thief by Mugabe

Following the defeat by Mliswa, President Mugabe, in a speech, referred to Chindedza as a thief and that the choice to have him represent the party in the elections had been a serious mistake. Said Mugabe:

"Takaita election yekuNorton. Yakakanganiswa zvikurukuru. Ndokunotora chimbavha zvacho chimbavha..."


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tichaona Zindoga, ‘We’re ready for battle’, Herald, published" October 8, 2016, retrieved: October 23, 2016
  2. Ronald Tinashe Chindedza, Facebook, published: No Date Given, retrieved: October 23, 2016
  3. Obey Manayiti, Musakwa gets reprieve, NewsDay, published: August 17, 2016, retrieved: October 23, 2016
  4. Little known candidates win Zanu PF primaries, Zimbabwe Situation, published: August 22, 2016, retrieved: October 23, 2016