Former Studio 263 Tatenda Mavetera, who played the role of Tendao Jari is representing Zani-PF as the Seke-Chikomba women’s quota representative in the July 30 elections. Speaking to The Herald, Mavetera said,
After ‘Studio 263’, I got into farming and construction. I have also been working with the Zimbabwe Youth Council and ZANU-PF; with young people.
…One thing I think needs more concentration is gender equality. We are happy that now women are being mainstreamed in politics. If I manage to make it in Parliament, I will prioritise women’s issues, since I represent women’s quota.
…My family has been so supportive of my political career. Many may not know, but I have been in politics for 12 years behind the scenes at ZANU-PF. Ever since I got off the screen that is what I have been doing. My family members were part of my campaign team; even my husband has also been supportive.
Tatenda Mavetera is a popular Zimbabwean actress, talk show hostess and businesswoman. She rose to national stardom when she featured in Zimbabwe's first soap Studio 263 in the New Millenium. Read More About Tatenda Mavetera
Studio 263 is Zimbabwe's first Soap Opera that Premiered in 2002. Initially written by Aaron Chiundura Moyo, the soapie was about life in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. The series made history by becoming one of the few locally produced series to be aired on international... Read More About Studio 263