Joseph Kaparadza

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Joseph Ngandi Kaparadza is an early nationalist, and was elected to the House of Assembly in 1980 and again in 1990.

Personal Details

Born: 6 June 1959, Kandeya Tribal Trust Land (Communal Lands), Mashonaland Central Province.
Marriage: Ronica Katsande in December 1970. Four children.

School / Education

Primary: 1957 to 60, Chironga Primary School.
Secondary: 1961 to 63, Mavhuradonha Mission. Then 1967, wrote O Levels a Nyamuzuwe Secondary School in Mutoko.

Service / Career

Teacher, various schools.
Secretary, various Rural Councils.
In contact with local guerilla commanders. Worked for the government, recruited for the Second Chimuranga. Transported medical drugs in the North East. [1] 1980 - elected to House of Assembly for Zanu PF for Mashonaland Central Province]].

In the 1990 Parliamentary Election (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Mukumbura returned to Parliament:

  • Joseph Kaparadza of Zanu PF - Unopposed.


Further Reading

  1. [Diana Mitchell, African Nationalist Leaders in Zimbabwe: Who’s Who 1980], "African Nationalist Leaders in Zimbabwe: Who’s Who 1980, (Cannon Press, Salisbury, 1980), Retrieved: 13 January 2022