Kudakwashe Tagwirei

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Kudakwashe Tagwirei is the Chief Executive Officer and Director at Sakunda Holdings Group and a businessman with vast interests in the energy sector.

It is widely believed that Tagwirei has strong ties to prominent politicians in Zanu -PF as his company funded the party's projects and government initiatives like the Command Agriculture 2016.[1]


Establishing Sakunda

Tagwirei founded Sakunda in 2005.

Financing Command Agriculture

Tagwirei is credited for mobilising finance for government’s Command Agriculture. Opposition parties alleged the programme to be an illegal parallel programme of the State, specifically designed to pursue a narrow electoral agenda, specifically securing a Zanu PF victory at the 2018 harmonised elections.[2]


Father's death

Kudakwashe Tagwirei’s father Phineas Tagwirei passed away in 2018, he suc­cumbed to prostate can­cer at Trauma Cen­tre in Bor­row­dale. His father's death halted government business as virtually all ministers abandoned their workstations to attend his burial. Emmerson Mnangagwa and Constantino Chiwenga also attended the funeral.[2]

  1. Sakunda to increase agric funding - NewsDay Zimbabwe, NewsDay Zimbabwe, published: 25 Jun 2017, retrieved: 24 Oct 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tycoon causes govt shutdown, DailyNews Live, retrieved: 24 Oct 2018