Musician, Businessman, Politician
Energy Mutodi
Energy Mutodi, Musician, Businessman, Politician
BornEnergy Mutodi
(1978-08-04) August 4, 1978 (age 43)
EducationUniversity of Zimbabwe, Witwatersrand University
Alma materUniversity of Zimbabwe
  • Musician
  • Businessman
  • Politician.
Political partyZimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front
Spouse(s)formerly married to Tariro Chirende
ChildrenEnergy Mutodi Junior

Energy Mutodi is a controversial Harare businessman, Sungura musician, politician who is also an academic. He rose to prominence in 2012 when he released his debut album Simbi Yamudhara. He was accused of swindling money from civil servants through his housing co-operative, National Housing Development Trust Zimbabwe. He also romped members of the Utakataka Express into his own band which was formerly led by the late Tongai Moyo which is now led by his son, Peter Moyo only a few weeks after he had vowed to support Peter after the death of Tongai.


Mutodi was born on 4 August 1978.[1] He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) in 2001.[2] He went to South Africa and was enrolled at Witwatersrand where he graduated with a Certificate in Defense Management.[2] In 2011 he was at UZ doing a Masters Degree in Business Administration.[2] He was once married Tariro Chirende and the two had a son, Energy Mutodi Junior.

Musical Career

Mutodi is a part time Sungura musician who decided to venture into music in 2012. He has so far released four albums. Some of the songs that made him popular are Angelina, Chigorodanda and Tozosangana.

Political Career

Mutodi is a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). In the 2013 July 31 harmonized elections, he contested during the ZANU PF primaries to be selected to be the ZANU PF member to contest for the Goromonzi South Constituency.[3] However he was defeated by Beatrice Nyamupinga who was selected to be the Member of Parliament during the coveted July 31st elections.[4]

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When it was reported that the ousted Vice President of Zimbabwe, Joice Mujuru and his allies were planning to assassinate the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Mutodi produced his own version of the story pinning Mujuru and his allies. He claimed that he conducted his own investigations and discovered that Mujuru who was accused of fanning factionalism within ZANU PF was guilty of hatching a plot to assassinate Mugabe. He stated that, his allies, namely, Nicholas Goche, Tendai Savanhu and Ray Kaukonde met in South Africa where they resolved on how to kill Mugabe with the aid of a group of mercenaries known as Sandline International (formerly known as Executive Outcones).[5] According to Mutodi, these people devised 3 strategic ways to kill Mugabe.[5] In the wake of these revelations by Mutodi, it was widely reported that Mutodi was trying desperately to be supported by Mugabe, implying that his fraud charges were to be dropped.

Fraud Allegations

In 2014, accused of swindling more than US$2 million from desperate home seekers in Mutare. At the same time he was facing similar charges involving more than US$6 million in Harare. Through his National Housing Development Trust (NHDT), Mutodi allegedly demanded monthly subscriptions from civil servants promising them stands to purchase of land in Mutare’s Gimboki South housing project. He allegedly converted the money to his personal account which he had opened at Kingdom Bank. 22 000 witnesses testified nailing Mutodi.[6] The case was however postponed and he was granted a bail..[7] On 29 January 2015, Mutodi was acquitted. [8]

The Divorce

In 2013 Mutodi's marriage crumbled and it was reported that infidelity was the main reason why the couple decided to call it quits. Tariro stated that, Mutodi infected her with an STI. Mutodi however said his wife was the one who infected him with an STI.[9] After the divorce the court ordered Mutodi to pay US$450 on a monthly basis for the upkeep of his son of which he initially wanted to pay US$50.[10]


  1. Sekawo Mbichana (2012)
  2. Magetsi Ngaabake (2012)
  3. Kuita Kuri Kwenyu (2013)


Mutodi has authored Geography textbooks and is also a military strategist.[2]

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  1. About Energy Mutodi, "Facebook", published:,retrieved:30 January 2015"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Energy Mutodi, "Linked In", Published:2012,Retrieved:30 January 2015"
  3. Vasco Chaya, Mutodi could quit music, "Daily News", Published:4 Jun 2013,Retrieved:"
  4. Vasco Chaya, Bruised Mutodi gets consolation from music, 'DailyNews', Published: 29 Jun 2013, Retrieved: 14 May 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 How Mujuru planned to assassinate Mugabe: Energy Mutodi’s version, "Nehanda Radio", Published:19 Nov 2014,Retrieved:30 January2015"
  6. Fungai Lupande, 22 000 to testify in Mutodi case, 'Herald', Published: 28 Jan 2014, Retrieved: 14 May 2014
  7. Mutodi trial deferred, 'DailyNews', Published: 13 May 214, Retrieved: 14 May 2014
  8. Charles Laiton, Mutodi acquitted of $500 000 fraud charge, "NewsDay", Published:9 Jan 2015,Retrieved:30 January 2015"
  9. Mutodi in STD storm, 'DailyNews', Published: 10 Feb 2013, Retrieved: 14 May 2014
  10. Shame Manesa, [1], 'DailyNews', Published: 24 Mar 2013, Retrieved: 14 May 2014