Sithokozile Chamisa

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Sithokozile Chamisa
BornSithokozile Nyaradzo Thabethe
(1978-02-28) February 28, 1978 (age 44)
Home townChipinge
Spouse(s)Nelson Chamisa
ChildrenAshlee Chamisa

Sithokozile Chamisa is a Zimbabwean legal professional. She is mostly known for being the wife of current MDC-T president and MDC Alliance presidential candidate for the 2018 elections, Nelson Chamisa.

In May 2018, Nelson Chamisa introduced Sithokozile to party supporters at a rally. He also said that unlike other politicians, his family had chosen that Sithokozile Chamisa stays away from the limelight, instead focusing on their personal family lives.


She met Nelson Chamisa at a birthday dinner for the late former MDC spokesperson Learnmore Jongwe's wife, Rutendo, in 2000.

Chamisa, then the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu), said he had borrowed a vehicle – a Nissan Hardbody – from Tapiwa Mashakada, to go and impress girls at college.

Narrating how he met his wife, Chamisa said:

"Rutendo said I’m introducing you to my cousin, and when I saw her I thought to myself, this is a woman to settle down with. I had no cent to my name and she repelled my advances. She said I’m a lawyer, you know. I said I’m a lawyer too. Which university did I go to, she asked. I said I haven’t enrolled to study law, but I will."

The courtship went on for six months before she relented, he revealed.[1]


Sithokozile Chamisa was born on 28 February 1978.[1]



Sithokozile Chamisa graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Zimbabwe in 2002. In 2008, she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Gender and Women's Rights from the same institution.[2]


She was the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association Programme Manager from September 2003 to December 2010. In February 2011, she joined Trócaire where she served as Programme Manager-Civil Society Support until December 2017.

Sithokozile Chamisa then joined Folkekirkens Nødhjælp (DanChurchAid) as Program Manager - Active Citizenship from January 2018 to March 2019.[2]

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Sithokozile Chamisa is introduced by her husband, Nelson, at a rally in May 2018

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lindie Whiz, The woman who would be Zimbabwe’s First Lady, ZimLive, Published: July 28, 2018, Retrieved: April 20, 2022
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sithokozile Thabethe, LinkedIn, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: April 20, 2022