Golf Zone: Thompson wins CEO Africa Roundtable golf tourney

Minister of Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Affairs and Zanu PF spokesperson, Christopher Mutsvangwa join CEO Africa Roundtable Golf Tournament organiser and winner, Gary Thompson, former Finance minister and Citizens Coalition for Change vice-president, Tendai Biti, businessman Nigel Chanakira and AMH chairman, Trevor Ncube (right). Ncube, who fronts the popular In Conversation with Trevor show, hosted a debate between Mutsvangwa, Biti and Chanakira at the CEO Roundtable meeting in Victoria Falls recently.

The CEO Africa Roundtable hosted its CEO Cup at Elephant Hills Golf Club in Victoria Falls a fortnight ago - bringing together captains of industry to the immense beauty of one of the world’s finest Safari Resorts.

The tournament organiser, board member, and professional golfer Gary Thompson won his own tournament!

Then he got to choose his own prize.

“Yeah, I promise this hasn’t happened to me much. I play off scratch and we had such wonderful people in our group with the exception of Kenias Mafukidze, he’s a hard hitter and trash-talks us so we decided to punish him on the greens and tee!” Thompson laughed.

“But seriously Zimbabwe has such quality people - like Oswell (Bimba) our chairman, Ken (Mafukidze)-including our own politicians- you know what? The great game of golf teaches us to play together- perform better together- compete- complement- no matter our level. Check out what happened to Tendai (Biti) and his new friend!” said the pro-golfer.

Thompson commented that individuals show their true character after four hours on a golf course together.

Gary Thomson former president of the Zimbabwe Professional Golfers Association (ZPGA) used the analogy of playing the game of golf alongside opponents to showcase how political rivals can be colleagues for a common cause.

The conference created a magic moment where the humanity and common vision for a nation by its leaders were shared.

The 9th edition of the CEO Africa Roundtable was held from October 11 - 14, 2023 in Victoria Falls bringing together an array of economic experts, heads of international institutions, and multilateral companies.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa also graced the occasion.

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