PICTURES: The 100 Great Zimbabweans Awards winners

We give you the list of the winners in each category of the inaugural Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) 100 Great Zimbabweans awards held on Tuesday in Harare.

AMH, publishers of NewsDay, the Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard — i in partnership with the City of Harare, AB Communications’ ZiFM Stereo, ZB Bank, CBZ, World Vision and DHL, among others, came together to honour Zimbabweans who have made extraordinary sacrifices in their various communities.

GREAT DIASPORAN

GREAT DIASPORAN Collecting on behalf of Tyrone Magwagwa. Mugwagwa's passion is to help people start, run and grow their businesses. He is the co-founder of the entroy group which has various ventures including an equity crowdfunding company called entroy equity.
GREAT DIASPORAN
Collecting on behalf of Tyrone Magwagwa.
Mugwagwa’s passion is to help people start, run and grow their businesses. He is the co-founder of the entroy group which has various ventures including an equity crowdfunding company called entroy equity.

GREAT ENTERTAINER

GREAT ENTERTAINER Tatadzei “Mr Hosho” Chimanga of the air Force of Zimbabwe learnt to play the hosho (percussion) in early childhood. While in Grade three at Nyamakosi Primary School, he had already mastered the art of playing hosho. during his nal year at Nyamakosi, the founder of Zvishamiso Zvevapostori Bishop Mufuka had already seen that the boy exhibited special hosho-playing skills and he travelled with him during his crusades. He has since become a household name.
GREAT ENTERTAINER
Tatadzei “Mr Hosho” Chimanga of the Air Force of Zimbabwe learnt to play the hosho (percussion) in early childhood. While in Grade three at Nyamakosi Primary School, he had already mastered the art of playing hosho. during his nal year at Nyamakosi, the founder of Zvishamiso Zvevapostori Bishop Mufuka had already seen that the boy exhibited special hosho-playing skills and he travelled with him during his crusades. He has since become a household name.

SPORT

SPORT Nyasha Mharakurwa is Zimbabwe Wheelchair tennis Paralympian, born with a congenital deformity, a physical abnormality that a ected his legs. a multi-talented sportsman had sporting artistry that saw him becoming a formidable wheelchair racer and a wheel chair basketball player during his youthful days.
SPORT
Nyasha Mharakurwa is Zimbabwe Wheelchair tennis Paralympian, born with a congenital deformity, a physical abnormality that a ected his legs. a multi-talented sportsman had sporting artistry that saw him becoming a formidable wheelchair racer and a wheel chair basketball player during his youthful days.

HEALTH

HEALTH Dr Solomon Guramatunhu Dr Guramatunhu is an eye specialist who has been in the medical eld for over 30 years. He is a member of the international Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society of Southern africa, the international Society of Refractive Surgery, the Corneal Society and the european Vitreo-retinal Society and euretina. Guramatunhu is also the patron of the zimbabwe Rural Schools Library Trust
HEALTH
Dr Solomon Guramatunhu
Dr Guramatunhu is an eye specialist who has been in the medical eld for over 30 years. He is a member of the international Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society of Southern africa, the international Society of Refractive Surgery, the Corneal Society and the european Vitreo-retinal Society and euretina. Guramatunhu is also the patron of the zimbabwe Rural Schools Library Trust

RISING STARS

RISING STARS Tanyaradzwa Muzinda Tanyaradzwa Adel muzinda is a young talented Zimbabwean motocross rider who has won the award for junior sportswoman of the year at the 2015 edition of the Annual Sports Awards.
RISING STARS
Tanyaradzwa Muzinda
Tanyaradzwa Adel muzinda is a young talented Zimbabwean motocross rider who has won the award for junior sportswoman of the year at the 2015 edition of the Annual Sports Awards.

BUSINESS AND LAW

BUSINESS AND LAW Collecting on behalf of Phillip Mataranyika, the the co-founder and Chief Executive officer of the Nyaradzo Group of Companies which was formed in March 2001 as Nyaradzo Funeral services. He is a graduate from the Institute of Marketing Management of south Africa. He was part of old Mutual for  fteen years. He has won many accolades which include the businessman of the year award in 2010. the company was formed after partnering with Farai Rwodzi and timothy Chiganze in 2001, with the sole objective of providing funeral services that are in sync with the perceived African culture. He has won several awards since 1996.
BUSINESS AND LAW
Collecting on behalf of Phillip Mataranyika, the the co-founder and Chief Executive officer of the Nyaradzo Group of Companies which was formed in March 2001 as Nyaradzo Funeral services. He is a graduate from the Institute of Marketing Management of south Africa. He was part of old Mutual for fteen years. He has won many accolades which include the businessman of the year award in 2010. the company was formed after partnering with Farai Rwodzi and timothy Chiganze in 2001, with the sole objective of providing funeral services that are in sync with the perceived African culture. He has won several awards since 1996.

EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Obert Masaraure is an activist  fighting for the provision of decent education for the schoolchildren of Zimbabwe. He also works to ensure that teachers in rural areas are assisted to access adequate facilities, electricity and proper sanitation. He has organised the rural Teachers association Union (rTUZ) to give teachers a voice and to begin correcting the wrongs. Under his leadership the membership of rTUZ has grown to 35000.
EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Obert Masaraure is an activist fighting for the provision of decent education for the schoolchildren of Zimbabwe. He also works to ensure that teachers in rural areas are assisted to access adequate facilities, electricity and proper sanitation. He has organised the rural Teachers association Union (rTUZ) to give teachers a voice and to begin correcting the wrongs. Under his leadership the membership of rTUZ has grown to 35000.

ARTS AND CULTURE

ARTS AND CULTURE Farai Mpfunya is the founding and Executive Director of the culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust, a not-for-pro t development organisation serving as an active social transformation agent, working within communities through investments in innovative and sustainable creative sector capacities
ARTS AND CULTURE
Farai Mpfunya is the founding and Executive Director of the culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust, a not-for-pro t development organisation serving as an active social transformation agent, working within communities through investments in innovative and sustainable creative sector capacities

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

PEOPLE'S CHOICE Cosmas and Priscilla Rongoti are the founders of Shanduko yeupenyu child care Trust
PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Cosmas and Priscilla Rongoti are the founders of Shanduko yeupenyu child care Trust

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT Collecting on behalf of Charlene Herwat,  the chief executive officer of Environment Africa. Herwat is a highly respected, experienced and passionate conservationist, environmental development leader and sustainable development practitioner. Charlene has spent the last 25 years dedicated to Zimbabwe and Southern africa, to improving and uplifting communities lives through her strong belief in developing self-sustainability and to the protection and conservation of the environment
ENVIRONMENT
Collecting on behalf of Charlene Herwat, the chief executive officer of Environment Africa. Herwat is a highly respected, experienced and passionate conservationist, environmental development leader and sustainable development practitioner. Charlene has spent the last 25 years dedicated to Zimbabwe and Southern africa, to improving and uplifting communities lives through her strong belief in developing self-sustainability and to the protection and conservation of the environment

CIVIL ACTIVISM

CIVIL ACTIVISM EKENIA Chifamba has helped thousands of girls in need in the country, including rape survivors and those in need of education as well as victims of child marriages through her organisation, Shamwari Yemwanasikana. Over 35 000 girls belong to clubs sponsored by the organisation, o ering programs that include promoting leadership skills, career guidance, and con dence building.
CIVIL ACTIVISM
EKENIA Chifamba has helped thousands of girls in need in the country, including rape survivors and those in need of education as well as victims of child marriages through her organisation, Shamwari Yemwanasikana. Over 35 000 girls belong to clubs sponsored by the organisation, o ering programs that include promoting leadership skills, career guidance, and con dence building.

MEDIA AND FILM /H4>
MEDIA AND FILM Charlene Mangweni is a proli c actress. a BeS graduate, she was the best student in print media and the best student post attachment in electronic media and has starred in the 2010 production, Withered Petals and is part of the cast of the local movie, Chinhoyi 7, a forthcoming movie aimed at addressing misconceptions around the country’s history.
MEDIA AND FILM
Charlene Mangweni is a proli c actress. a BeS graduate, she was the best student in print media and the best student post attachment in electronic media and has starred in the 2010 production, Withered Petals and is part of the cast of the local movie, Chinhoyi 7, a forthcoming movie aimed at addressing misconceptions around the country’s history.
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6 Comments

  1. Only-in-Zimbabwe

    While these men and women done well in their disciplines, the overall national scorecard doesn’t allow us to waste time on useless awards of top whatever… the real heroes are always the silent ones, the ones farther from media limelight

    1. Jongwe Rachembera

      Well said

  2. why only Shonas. what about Ndebeles?

  3. Media Greatness

    100 great Zimbabweans covered by media and in media eyes.Silent waters run deep.Great is a subjective term after all.What of teachers and lecturers who have produced these so called great ones over the years?…food for thought.

  4. Jongwe Rachembera

    Where is the award for the vendor trying to sell tomatoes and rape to earn enough money to care for her family and has to have running battles with the police? Where is the award for the cross border trader who has their goods taken away by corrupt Zimra officials at the border? Where is the award for the motorists who have to put up with the shenanigans of a corrupt police force stealing hard earned cash from hard working Zimbabweans?

  5. Jairos Jiri, Herbet Chitepo, Samuel Parerenyatwa, Artwell Mandaza, Phatisa Nyathi, saul Gwakuba Ndlovu, Strive Masiyiwa, Charles Mungoshi, Dambudzo Marechera, Solomon Skhuza, Lovemore Majaivana, Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mtukudzi,….am I missing something?

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