Former Studio 263 actress Tatenda Mavetera who played the role of Tendai Jari is the Zanu-PF Seke Chikomba women’s quota candidate in the forthcoming harmonised elections set for July 30.
In an interview with The Herald, she said she has been in politics for 12 years behind the scenes at Zanu-PF. Mavetera said after Studio 263 she got into farming and construction and has been working with the Zimbabwe Youth Council. She said if she is elected she will prioritise women’s issues as well as young people. She said she is ready for politics. Said Mavetera:
As much as politics can be hostile, I think I have what it takes to handle the challenges. Television and politics are not too different, they both aim to impact people’s lives.
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
Seke is a District of the Mashonaland East Province. It is named after Seke who ruled the area before the British arrived. Read More About Seke