Mayor Urimbo was a freedom fighter and politician. His birth name was Samuel Mamutse.

Personal Details

Born in 1945 in Gutu.

School / Education

No information could be found on his Junior or High School, or any tertiary education.

Service / Career

He began working life as a mechanic and salesman.


In mid 1960s, he joined the nationalist movement.
He was sent to Itumbi, Tanzania, fro military training.
He became ZANLA's first commander.
He was later appointed the ZANU Political Commissar.
He stood successfully for Zanu (PF) in the 1980 elections.
He was a member of the ZANU (PF) politburo.

Further Reading


  1. [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe, (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 25 July 2019