9 Things About Nelson Chamisa You Probably Didn’t Know

1. He just celebrated his 40th birthday last month on February 2.

At 40 he’s the youngest presidential hopeful with a significant chance of becoming Zimbabwe’s next president. The current Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, turns 76 this year in September. Former President Robert Mugabe turned 94 last month.

2. Nelson Chamisa’s wife is called Sithokozile Chamisa

Little is known about Chamisa’s wife and there are no photos of him with her in public. Together they have a child called Ashley Chamisa


3. Chamisa is a founding member of the MDC, which was founded in 1999. He was only 21 years old then.


4. At the age of 25, Chamisa became the second youngest Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe in 2003. The youngest was fellow MDC MP Tafadzwa Musekiwa, who was 24 years old.


5. Chamisa announced his entry into politics during his college days when he was appointed Harare Polytechnic Student Representative Council (SRC) president in his first year in 1998.


6. In January 2017 Chamisa was reported to have lied to MDC-T party supporters at a rally in Mutare when he told them that he had met US President Donald Trump and had been promised $15 billion.

The US government later released a statement denying Chamisa had been promised any such money by the US president.


7. In 2009, as Zimbabwe Minister of ICT in an inclusive government, Chamisa pushed for the removal of excise duty on computers and mobile phones.

This removal of duty on these technology items is considered to have contributed significantly to the accessibility mobile phones and mobile telephony to more people in Zimbabwe.


8. Chamisa is a church pastor.

While a lot of people know that Chamisa is a lawyer (studied at University of Zimbabwe), few know that he is also a Pastor. In December 2016, he graduated with a Degree in Theology from Living Waters Bible College, an institution founded by the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe.

9. Chamisa was part of the legal team representing Zuva Petroleum in a  landmark Supreme Court case whose judgment triggered mass job terminations affecting tens of thousands of workers in Zimbabwe.

Chamisa assisted advocate Thabani Mpofu in the case. The landmark ruling gave employers a lot of leverage in dismissing their employees without having to worry about payment of severance packages.The ruling is widely considered to have worsened the plight of workers in Zimbabwe.

Featured Image Credit: MDC-T on Facebook

Nelson ChamisaHarare Polytechnic

Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician for memmber of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former Vice president of the MDC-T and currently the President of the MDC-T and leader of the MDC Alliance. Chamisa staged an inauguration at the... Read More About Nelson Chamisa

Harare Polytechnic is Zimbabwe's largest tertiary technical college. It is located in Harare's central business district. The institution offers various programs on both full time and part time basis. It is administered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. Read More About Harare Polytechnic

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  1. Kudakwashe Muzenda Reply

    Number 3 is incorrect. Tafadzwa Musekiwa became an MP at 24years and is the youngest ever MP in that regard

  2. rafu Reply

    “4. At the age of 25, Chamisa became the second youngest Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe in 2003.
    The youngest was fellow MDC MP Tafadzwa Musekiwa, who was 24 years old.” kkkk

  3. Anonymous Reply

    No political ideology at all . His examples are not practical in view of a developing country

  4. Anonymous Reply

    Talking about fast trains when you are not even able to provide basic needs. Unopenga

    • Zim zim Reply

      Is he the ruling president waunoti has failed to provide the basic needs

  5. E Mushati Reply

    Chinjaaa! Maitirooooo! Ed iweee; Chamisa hoyeeee! Chamisaaaaaaa tose pa2018 apooooooo! Iweee chete cheteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      • Cde Manesi Reply

        And me as well as many of our friends,their friends and families and families’ friends too.

    • Mwana wa ED Reply

      Kkkkk Regards wavotere iwe wanoda kutonga tenderera ne ma bullet trains

  6. Jimalo Jonki Reply

    That representing company that sacked people and advocating for sanctions to remain after Mugabe ouster are flows,in his character which will develop into big problems for us if this young man get a into state house he speaks fast before he considers the implications and has a sharp tongue for example he demands respect and authority these things are earned not imposed making hear of Emmerson s scarf with Zimbabwe colours he should remember Kk had a handkerchief Kamuzu had a fly whisker Joshua Nkomo had a walking stick Mugabe had nothing like him we are watching

  7. samanyika Reply

    Chamisa zvauri kutaura zvemafast trains hazvishandi.siyana nekuinda kuamerica hakuna zviriko.a

  8. Anonymous Reply

    Y do you think kut zvinotaurwa na chamisa hazviitke give him a chance murume uyo

  9. Memory Reply

    Wen he says buĺlet trains it means he is a visionary thinker. May be zim wil be the 1st in the world to have these trains.you dont have to vote him if you dont believe.

  10. Kay JOHNNS Reply

    Aaaaah!! Chamisa mdhara guys. Kwete zvenyu zveharahwa dzekuhondo.

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