Samuel Sipepa

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Samuel Sipepa
Samuel Sipepa Nkomo
BornSamuel Sipepa Nkomo
  • Politician.

Samuel Sipepa is a Zimbabwean politician affiliated to the UMDC, the UMDC is an amalgamation of the MDC led by former MDC-T secretary-general Welshman Ncube and the MDC Renewal Team led by Tendai Biti who was also the secretary-general of the MDC-T after having replaved Welshman Ncube. He was a member of parliament before his seat was declared vacant after he crossed floors to join UMDC.


Samuel was born and raised in Zimbabwe and is also brother to former vice president, John Nkomo. [1]


During the tenure of the inclusive government, Nkomo was the minister of Water Resources.[2] When several members of the MDC led by Tsvangirai left the party to form what they called the MDC Renewal Team, Sipepa Nkomo was the chairman.[3] Despite several attempts by Nkomo and company to derail their expulsion from parliament, they were dismissed from the house and he seats declared vacant.[3]

In the 2013 Elections, (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Lobengula returned to Parliament:

  • Samuel Sipepa Nkomo of MDC–T with 5 579 votes or 63.33 percent,
  • Christopher Dube of Zanu PF with 1 848 votes or 20.98 percent,
  • Nhlanhla Bahlangene Dube of MDC–N with 1 113 votes or 12.63 percent,
  • 4 others with 270 votes or 3.06 percent.

Total 8 810 votes

Besides his political career, Nkomo is also the CEO of Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe, publishers of the Daily News.[4]



  1. Sam Sipepa Nkomo eyes Tsholotsho seat, New Zimbabwe, Published: December 11, 2015, Retrieved: March 19, 2015
  2. Violet Gondo Violet Gonda interviews Minister Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, The Zimbabwe Daily, Published: April 3, 2009, Retrieved: March 19, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sipepa wants full house for UMDC launch, Southern Eye, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: March 19, 2015
  4. The Samuel Sipepa Nkomo Wikileaks cables, The Insider, Published: February 6, 2013, Retrieved: March 19, 2015

Buy Phones on Credit.

More Deals