Fortune Charumbira

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Fortune Charumbira
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Fortune Charumbira
Personal details
Born
Fortune Zephania Charumbira

(1962-06-10) June 10, 1962 (age 57)
Masvingo District, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe
Political partyZanu-PF
Spouse(s)Priscila Charumbira
ChildrenFungai Charumbira (daughter)

Fortune Charumbira (born 10 June 1962) is the President of the Chief's Council and the current Chief Charumbira. He was inaugurated as the substantive Chief Charumbira on 24 May 2000. He is married to Priscila Charumbira and together they have five daughters. [1]

Positions Held

In 2013, Charumbira was retained as president of the Chief’s Council in elections conducted by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission in Harare.Chief Charumbira was declared duly elected after he got 34 nominations out of the 35 members of the Electoral College with Chief Zvimba of Mashonaland West getting a single nomination.[2]

In May 2016 he landed a top post at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) after he was elected to chair the continental body’s Committee on Governance, Financial and Performance Audit (CAPA) for three years.[3] Before that he had previously served as the chair of the Committee on Administrative and Financial Evaluation (CAFE), an adhoc body that had a limited mandate.[3]


Pan African Parliament Campaign

In April 2018 it was reported that Charumbira was eyeing the Pan African Parliament's presidential seat, and elections were to be held on 10 May 2018.

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Trivia

In October 2017, Opposition partied blasted Chief Charumbira for allegedly pledging his support for former president Robert Mugabe.

As the MDC, we respect the chiefs and we will accord them the respect they deserve and our government will not, like Zanu PF abuse them to get political support and endorsements. It is clear that after being bought with cars in what was clear vote buying, they were left with no choice but to dabble in politics violating the constitution of the country

MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said.[4] These remarks were made after Chief Charumbira was quoted saying

As chiefs, we agreed at the 2014 congress that Mugabe is our candidate for the 2018 elections

[5]


References

  1. [1], Wikipedia, Retrieved:5 Nov 2016
  2. [2], Voice of America, Retrieved:5 Nov 2016, Published:19 July 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 [3], The Herald, Retrieved:5 Nov 2016, Published:13 May 2016
  4. [4], Newsday, Retrieved:9 May 2018, Published:30 October 2017
  5. [5], Daily News Live, Retrieved:9 May 2018, Published:31 October 2017