Farai Mutamangira Zimbabwe lawyer and Businessman


Farai Mutamangira is a Partner with Mutamangira and Associates. He graduated from The University of Zimbabwe with an LLB (Hons) degree. He is an associate of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, CIArb.

Farai is one of Zimbabwe’s foremost legal practitioners specializing in Public International Law, International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Law, Mining Law and Litigation. He has represented and continues to represent some of the biggest corporates involved in Banking, Mining, Marketing and Distribution. With vast experience, he also continues to conduct successful litigation for his clients in the High Court  and the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe.

His experience goes beyond the borders of Zimbabwe having been involved in matters before the SADC Tribunal, the European Court of Justice and the ICC International Court of Arbitration, ICSID and the Southern District Court of New York. He  also has experience in Namibia, Zambia, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA and the UK.

He also sits on the various boards including:

• Chairman of the Board of Hwange Colliery
• Chairman of the Board of ZABG Bank
• Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of Public Accountants Board
• Board member of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation 
• Board member of National Indigenization and Economic Empowerment     Board (NIEEB)

Isaac Mophatlane Business Connexion

In 1996, Isaac co-founded the former Business Connection, a computer reseller focused on Government and parastatals with his twin brother, Benjamin, which subsequently merged with Seattle Solutions in 2001. In 2004, the company merged with Comparex Africa and he was appointed as Group Executive: Client Engagement – Public Sector.

His strong leadership quality saw Isaac heading up the Innovation division which consists of Business Connexin’s own software and packaged intellectual property.

In 2013 Isaac was appointed Group Executive for Canoa SA which Business Connexion acquired in 2011. This acquisition helped the group to fulfill its strategy on establishing it as a convergence player with capabilities in the previously distinct areas of content, printing, telecommunications and information technology.

In his current position as Chief Executive Officer Isaac’s extensive knowledge of Business Connexion and his successful track record in increasing revenue’s will provide key direction to the Groups overall sales and marketing strategy.

Isaac Mophatlane gave IT News Africa and exclusive video interview, which can be viewed below.

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Tokunbo Talabi Superflux Group



Tokunbo Talabi is the President/CEO of Superflux International Limited. He worked in Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (Nigeria) for several years and served as head of Financial Institution, Corporate Banking and Banking Operations. Tokunbo left the bank in 1998 to fill the then pressing gap in the provision of high quality secure instruments. He has since grown Superflux from a 2-man trading company at inception to over 250 employees in a full fledge ultra modern manufacturing facility in Nigeria and has become the market leader and leading service provider to major financial institutions, government agencies in Nigeria and several African countries. As part of business integration, he set up Speedyprints Limited, a pioneering business outsourcing concern and Papyrus Limited, a paper handling and envelope manufacturing company. A Ghana manufacturing subsidiary is also in operation. In addition to his regular schedules, Tokunbo is a prominent knowledge contributor and serves on the board of several companies and committees. He has been involved in various developmental programmes in Nigeria such as The Presidential weekly Business Forum, Clearing House System Automation Committee, Committee on National Cash Sorting Consortium Scheme, National Smart Card project etc. He is a mentor of some notable entrepreneurial initiatives in Nigeria including The FATE foundation (supported by the Ford Foundation) and Entrepreneurial Development Scheme (EDS) by the Lagos Business School under the aegis of Goldman Sachs . He is a very active philanthropist with special focus in educational upliftment. Superflux International Limited won the 2008 Legatum Pioneers of Prosperity Africa Awards for her remarkable business and development programmes.

Enock Kamushinda Zimbabwe Entreprenuer

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has hailed Enock Kamushinda, the minority shareholder in Namibia’s SME Bank as a philanthropist. Kamushinda has been the subject of negative reporting from some of Namibia’s media houses since he initiated and set-up the SME Bank together with the Namibian Government.
He has been described as a fugitive from his country and someone who is not suited to have a shareholding or serve on the board of a banking institution.
Apart from his interest in the SME Bank, Kamushinda also has banking interests in Zimbabwe and Malaysia.
Mugabe’s hailed Kamushinda’s philanthropic work after the banker helped with funding worth several millions of US dollars for the construction of two modern hostels at a Catholic school in Harare.
Kamushinda bankrolled the hostel project at Chishawasha Mission Primary School, on the outskirts of Harare, after he was approached by President Mugabe to assist.
“We have come a long way with him [Kamushinda] and we have worked together in many places, like Malaysia and Namibia where he sometimes stays while doing projects to help the people,” Mugabe added.
Addressing thousands of people who gathered at the school a fortnight ago for the official handover of the two boys’ hostels as well as a new 75-seater bus, Mugabe urged other business people to emulate the successful entrepreneur’s generosity.
The veteran Zanu PF leader, who was accompanied at the event by his wife First Lady Grace Mugabe and daughter Bona, also donated 20 computers for the school’s new computer laboratory. President Mugabe described Kamushinda – the founder of Metbank and a shareholder in Namibia’s recently established SME Bank – as a friend he has closely worked with for a long time.
“We have our people whom we have empowered through education and now they are prosperous in business and they are prepared to give back to the community,” said Mugabe, as he introduced Kamushinda to a thunderous applause at the commissioning ceremony.
“He is the man who helped us, so we thank him.”
The two double-storey hostels, which have the capacity of housing 360 pupils, were furnished with new beds and linen.
Kamushinda attended the commissioning ceremony together with many other businesspeople and government officials, including Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo, as well as Jesuit Fathers provincial superior Stephen Buckland, who led a special thanksgiving mass.

Dr. J. Nozipo Maraire Zimbabwe Neurosurgeon

J. Nozipo Maraire (born in MangulaSouthern Rhodesia in 1964) is a Zimbabwean doctor, entrepreneur and writer. She is the author of Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter. The novel was published in 1996, was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year" and a Boston Globe bestseller. It has been published and translated into over 14 languages. She is a full-time practicing neurosurgeon. Dr. Maraire has initiated neurosurgery programs in several institutions in Delaware, Ohio and Oregon. She has travelled, been educated and lived in many countries including Jamaica, the United States, Canada and Wales. She was selected to attend Atlantic College, one of the United World Colleges, in Wales. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and then attended The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She completed her neurosurgery training at Yale. She was awarded a Clinical Fellowship Award by The Congress of Neurological Surgeons which she used to work with Dr. Fred Epstein in pediatric neurosurgery in New York City.
She is a public speaker who has been invited to lecture at colleges and universities across the country. Dr. Maraire has spoken to numerous book clubs and civic organizations and served on many literary panels including being an invited guest of The Gotenberg Literary Festival. She has served on the Board of Directors of several organizations including The Rotary Foundation, The Ross Ragland Theater and The South North Development Institute. She has worked with and for many development agencies including The World Health Organization, NORAD, the Norwegian aid agency and The Synergos Institute. She worked with the Synergos Institute as a consultant and program coordinator and was instrumental in forming community investment funds southern Africa.
In 2010 she was one of the winners of the British Airways Entrepreneur Face to Face Award for her entry of Ecosurgica, her vision for cutting edge, affordable health care in Southern Africa. She is the founder of Cutting Edge Neurosurgeon Inc., a web based start up.
She divides her time between the US and Zimbabwe. She is married to Allen Chiura, a urologist, also from Zimbabwe. They have four children.

James Omwando KK Security

James Omwando, CEO, KK Security

James Omwando is the CEO of KK Group of Companies. The group provides private security services in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi.
1. What was your first job?
I worked as an election clerk. I was in high school at the time. After I graduated from university I worked as an accounts clerk at American International Group (AIG). The management skills I have today I leant at AIG. Incidentally our chairman was also at AIG; he was the managing director when I was an area manager.
2. Who has had the biggest impact on your career and why?
I think the chairman of KK Group of Companies [Derek J. Oatway]. I have known him since I was 20. I have made mistakes or said things or gotten angry and asked him how he could allow a particular thing to happen. But he would always tell me to look at it from a different point [and] quite frankly I get shocked when I realise later that his suggestion was right after all.
3. What parts of your job keep you awake at night?
There is a guy in our organisation who if he calls you at night you know there is trouble. [Once] when I was based in Mombasa he rang me at night… [because] our employees had responded to an alarm and… they were killed. That was very devastating. These are people you know and see every day.



4. What are the top reasons why you have been successful in business?
If there is a crisis I don’t panic. You know that you will do your best but if you can’t do more than that then you couldn’t do it.
5. What are the best things about your country?
Kenyans are resilient and they are proud. We are a bit aggressive as well. Kenya is a special country in many ways.
6. And the worst?
Corruption. It’s bad. I don’t believe if we were less corrupt we would have the problems we have with security right now. Our borders are porous because of corruption.
7. Your future career plans?
I want to get into real estate. I enjoy construction. I like seeing things happening. I like seeing my ideas coming into fruition, into something tangible. I seriously have a passion for real estate.
8. How do you relax?
I play squash occasionally. I have a drink with my friends and over the weekends I spend time with the kids. I try to have a good balance.
9. What is your message to Africa’s young aspiring business people and entrepreneurs?
They should not be in a hurry. Youth today want success yesterday. They want instant success. I think patience pays and learning from the old is important. Experience is not something you can get in school; you just have to go through it. There is [only] so much that books can teach you. I think we are reaching a time [in Africa] where entrepreneurship is the way to go. Start something that you will nurture yourself.
10. How can Africa realise its full potential?
There should be unity. We should avoid these trade restrictions within ourselves in Africa. We should make cross border trade easier. If people in Uganda can easily get involved in business in Kenya, for instance, I believe it would be easier for Africa to be self-reliant.



IRENE KOKI MUTUNGI KENYA PILOT Africa’s first captain flying the Dreamliner

Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced a first in the airline industry – that Captain Irene Koki Mutungi was promoted to be the first African Captain on the Boeing B787 Dreamliner. This makes her the first female African Dreamliner Captain.

Captain Mutungi was the first ever and only female pilot at Kenya Airways for about six years and has risen steadily through the ranks. Irene was flying as a First Officer on the 767-300ER, the second largest aircraft in the Kenya 
Airways fleet after the Boeing B777-300ER, and then became the first female Kenya Airways Captain of a Boeing 767-300ER until she finished her course for type conversion successfully and was elevated to fly in the left hand seat of KQ’s latest acquisition.
Captain Irene Mutungi’s latest professional accomplishment is a first is not only in Kenya but in the world. She now becomes the first African female Boeing 787 Captain in the world.

She looks simple and charming. But behind her attractive appearance lies a skilful and experienced captaincy badge which has enabled her to fly round the world since 1993. To her, this is not something one can gloss over. Welcome to the world of Captain Irene Koki Mutungi of Kenya Airways.

“This comes with a great sense of achievement and responsibility. You really have a lot on your shoulders and you have to be level and clear-headed to be able to carry on. I consider flying a plane as one of those things. I don’t think about it because I have been flying for a long time and it has been a part of me.”

How did she feel like flying for the first time? “Oh! It was an amazing feeling. My heart went to the women in Africa most especially our rural areas. The initial thought that preoccupied my mind was how to empower women in Africa. My experience was like breaking the barrier and crossing over into a new beginning for the womenfolk. It meant a lot not just for me but I thought about what it meant for us – the female gender – as a whole. According to her, “I did a flight to Kusumu in western Kenya, flying a Fokker 50 with a 54-seater capacity. I was the first lady in the airline and everybody was so surprised. Passengers normally get into the plane through the front rear and we used to have the cockpit door open, so passengers walking in could catch the glimpse of who was flying them. Suddenly, a guy looked in saw me, and immediately yelled: ‘I am not a guinea pig’ and that was really funny.”

“Obviously, my captain then did not take it lightly at all and he asked the man to tender an apology to me or he should politely get off the plane. The man came and apologised, saying ‘I didn’t mean it that way, actually, I am really honoured to be flown by a woman. The flight went well.’

For a job that many people have described as a male-dominated profession, Captain Mutungi has taken a conscious effort to say what a man can do a woman can do better. Thus she says: “I don’t really look at it from the gender angle but the fact that I have broken the barrier is just good enough for me.”

Her background has largely assisted her in her career and she admits that flying is in her family gene.  “I started flying in 1993 that was when I began to learn how to fly. I remember I flew with my father to London when I was eight years old and I sat with him at the cockpit almost all the way. From there I knew that was what I wanted to do. Of course, I did what I needed to do; got my grades and went straight into flying.”

As a goal-getter, who does not give up easily, Mutungi went through the right educational career to attain the peak of her chosen profession. She was at Loreta Covenant in Soga where she read Pure Science and later went into flying.
She got her first licence tagged private pilot’s licence. After this she got her Commercial Pilot Licence and later did an enlistment rating, which enabled her to fly in the dark. Then she got an Airline Pilot Licence which enabled her to become a captain. She did her PPL in Nairobi and later went to the United States of America to do most of her other training programmes to obtain the right qualifications.

On her training, the first female captain in Africa says she is trained to deal with every situation regularly. “Every six months, I go through very rigorous training. I am about going for another one. During the training, we would be given all sorts of emergency situation lessons, exposing you to difficult scenarios that one can possibly come across as a pilot, and you are drilled on how to grapple with such situations.”

Captain Mutungi has really proved herself worthy by taking her expertise to the global community. She started flying initially in Kenya and gradually moved to Europe and Asia among other places. She has also moved from flying small plane to the bigger ones.

Call her a Boeing girl; you are not far from the truth. She likes Boeing 760 and 750 and has been basically trained on Boeing all her life. She has since moved from Fokker 50 to Boeing 737 and then 767 before coming down as a commander.
“Usually, you are a first officer seating at the right side and you walk your way up the rank and then again you come down and you walk your way up again.”

Captain Mutungi believes that she has broken barriers as the first female captain in Africa, feeling comfortable with her job. “I am comfortable with what I do, the late nights, my off-days and my working hours, everything works for me. I can’t work in a structured environment although the airline industry is structured in its own way but this is where I am mostly at home and everything here works for me.”

On her first long haul, she explains that she flew to Amsterdam, describing it as a great experience. “It was great but it was so tiring because it was like an eight and a half hours flight from Nairobi. The journey to Amsterdam wasn’t too bad because it was during the day but coming back home during the night made my eyes very red and I took so much coffee.”

On how she is being received outside Africa as a female captain, she describes her experience as wonderful, noting that “people are now appreciating that women can do things just as well if not much better than men. I have not experienced any discrimination at all. In fact, passengers are more excited once they realise that it is a lady in command. They always want to come and say hello to you. So it has been great and fun all the way.”

Asked to assess airports in Africa, Captain Mutungi explains that the continent has “different challenges in different airports because of the infrastructure some have really developed like Johannesburg, where flying is easier with better instrument landing systems. On the other African airports, some are still miles away from what you can call a modern airport with the state of the art landing systems. They are still being confronted with infrastructure development like having access to minimum navigational aides. But as a whole, I think we have come a long way in Africa considering the realities on ground when I started flying.”

She adds that the continent has come a long way in the areas of safety and that more investors are now investing in the aviation industry. This, she says, has given equal opportunities for both genders to exercise their expertise. She notes that the continent is moving in the right direction.

Captain Mutungi explains that as a woman, she has her motherly nature. “I am still what you can describe as a good wife at home. I am an African woman, so I am not carried away by the career to the detriment of being a family woman. A lot of young girls have big dreams, but they actually need a real life example to say yes. I have shown them examples that they can actually realise their dreams. In fact, I have been encouraging a lot of young girls to remain focused on their career.”
How does Captain Mutungi feel when she is flown by another pilot? “I feel the way any other passenger will feel. It is like someone who knows how to drive and you have an opportunity to sit beside another driver.”

On her future aspirations, the captain says: “The sky is the limit and I am already in the sky but just now I am about to complete my Masters programme in aviation management and safety. I hope to go more into management but this would not stop me from flying because I love flying.”

 

Dr Shingi Munyeza Zimbabwe Entreprenuer


Your Name: Shingi Munyeza

Company/ Name of BusinessAfrican Sun Limited

What do you do [profession]? Group Chief Executive

What was the first job you ever had? Working in my father’s grocery store in Magaba, Mbare, Harare

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a bus driver, mainly because I grew I always admired how the bus drivers took people from one place to another with such commitment and passion

What inspired you to start your business or pursue the career you followed? The love for God and the need to realize my potential and finally my destiny.…

How did you get started with your company or profession? I started off in accountancy then marketing, then into hospitality

How did you finance your business and what was the process like? I bought into African Sun and now the largest shareholder. This was done through a leveraged by out through financial institutions

How many employees do you have? Full- or part-time? OR How many people do you manage in your position? The entire organization has just over 3000 employees.

What is an average workday like for you? Hectic but fulfilling.

What are the most crucial things you have done to grow your business?Growing the business into the African continent ............

What plans do you have for expansion? We have a pipeline of about 5000 rooms throughout Africa which needs capital to unlock....................

Best advice I ever received is? Business is a marathon race rather than a sprint race............

What's the worst business advice you’ve ever received? If it is not broken do not fix it – This advice went against the grain of technological advancement! ..................

What one piece of advice would you offer entrepreneurs starting out today?Start where you are with what you have and with who you are with.………….

Favorite part of your job? Strategic thinking, planning and execution.....................

What is the biggest challenge you have faced? Moving from hyperinflation into multi-currency economy.

In the face of adversity, how do you decide to keep going? Keep to your values and keep your relationships close..............

If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? Nothing really because I am fully exercised in every aspect of my life with still lots to learn....................

Tell us about one person that you admire? Jesus Christ ...........

 If you could have dinner with any three people, who would you choose? Jack Welsch, Nelson Mandela and Billy Graham.........

Tell us 1 company that you admire? Apple – because of its desire to always be on the cutting edge of technology............

One person who most influenced your life? My father ...................

Who is the most famous person you've ever met? Richard Quest .....

What sacrifices on your personal life did you have to make in order to be where you are today? It has all about delayed gratification on most aspects of life.........

What is one of your favorite quotes? Leaving the world a much better place than I found it.........

One person I would like to meet is? Barak Obama...............

What was your best business decision? To invest in African Sun when everyone was saying tourism is doomed

What was your worst business decision? To be part of a consortium of people with different and opposing values.

What is your vision for your company? To be the benchmark on hospitality management on the African continent

One teacher I remember, and why? Sr Rosina Spanninger, she believed that I had unique leadership qualities which I was not aware of.

One most valuable work lesson, thus far; Never to be emotionally attached to assets but to be passionate about value.

One thing I look for the most in a new recruit; Attitude to life in general.

If you could write a book about anything, what would it be? Leaving a lasting legacy

One thought from a book I am currently reading; The easy day was yesterday

One tip for time management; Spend more time on things you are good at.

One signal that tells me there is a problem; I feel it in my spirit.

One technique for handling anger; Back-off for a while and stick to the issues rather than the people involved.

One way that I use for resolving conflicts Listen more than you talk.

One favorite activity when traveling; Reading

One dream I would like to chase, later in life is? Working in developing younger leaders in communities

How do you de-stress? Play golf and spending time with my inner circle of relationships.

Can you state the outlook of your industry in a line? Phenomenal potential

The most underrated activity in business is? Spending time with floor level staff

In 5 years I hope to be? Influencing leaders at a pan-African level

What do you consider to be the 2 main keys of your success? Humility and dignity

What philanthropic activities are you involved in as a way to give back to the less fortunate? Bursaries to school children at all levels.

Name 1 thing you are an expert in; Bringing people from different and opposing backgrounds.

What is the most pivotal moment in your entire life and what did you learn from this moment; Leaving the village due to the war of liberation in the 1970s, I learnt that the world is bigger than what I see.

If you had only one year to live, what would you work towards; I would continue with what I am doing.

What would you like people to say about you after you die? He left the world a better place.

What do you enjoy most about your life right now? Seeing people grow and communities being transformed.

What do you dislike most? The waiting game when things are not moving.

What activities are you passionate about? Nurturing young leaders where I am.

What makes a good home life? Trust and love

Name 1 lesson you would teach your children; The world does not owe you anything.

What was your biggest failure, and what did u learn from it; Closing down of our hotels in South Africa after the 2010 World Cup. I learnt that when you catch a crocodile whilst fishing, cut the fishing line!

What book has had the biggest impact on you? The Bible

Name 1 regret you have: Not having made the most during the difficult times of my life.

Are you a collector of anything? Yes, pens and koy fish

Have any hidden talents? I’m not aware

Which is your most favorite place in this earthTroutbek, Nyanga, Zimbabwe

What is the craziest thing you have ever done? Bungee jumping in Victoria Falls, twice!

 What is your idea of fun? If given a choice to skip work for a day, how would you spend the entire day? Gardening and playing golf.

What is your taste in music?Gospel

Who would you consider to be your hero? Jesus

What is your favorite daily ritual? Reading the Bible and praying

If given a complete freedom to start afresh, what profession would you choose and why? I would go into media, that’s where much of the influence happens.


Some of African Sun Hotels controlled by Shingi:

        Crowne Plaza Hotel Harare

Troutbeck Inn Resort, Nyanga


Besides his strong Christian beliefs and a desire to work with people from all walks of life, leading hotelier and businessman Dr Shingi Munyeza considers himself as a bridge for transformation and aspires to work to bring change to people’s lives.
To the uninitiated he is viewed as one of those high class executives who never have time to interact with those considered to be in the lower echelons of his presumed social class, but not so for the down to earth visionary who has been at the helm of one of the country’s leading hotel groups.
“I want to be a bridge for transformation, to be a stepping stone for change even if eventually I do not benefit personally.
“I am not so much driven by personal benefit but by the outcome of change. I do not necessarily look for reciprocity for my actions but I am more driven by a God given mandate,” he said in a recent interview.
Looking back on over three decades of serving God, Dr Munyeza (48), a senior pastor with Faith Ministries, said this has built his character and the way he views life driven by his upbringing, convictions and values.
Dr Munyeza, or simply Doc as he is referred to by his work colleagues, business associates and congregation, is the chief executive of African Sun Hotels group whose footprint spreads across the African continent.
He has the utmost respect for his spiritual mentor Bishop Ngwiza Mnkandla whom he credits for building his Christian values. The church has 46 congregations nationwide.
He is married to Wilmour and the couple has an 18-year-old daughter Nomsa who is now in college.
Doc has been very vocal on issues surrounding nation building and was part of the business delegation that went to Europe lobbying for re-engagement with the Government in the wake of over a decade of illegal economic sanctions that were weighing down development in the country.
“I am happy that some results are coming but I would advocate for the complete removal of all hindrances between the EU and Zimbabwe and move away from the stand offs. We would like to begin on a completely new slate. If the gesture is genuine, one would ask, ‘Why are you holding my father hostage?’” he asked in reference to the bloc’s continued sanctions on President Mugabe and the First Family.
He was optimistic that the future was bright for Zimbabwe and this required all nationals to play their part as each one had a role to play as the country was endowed with vast natural resources.
“We are not a nation that is going nowhere, no. I am convinced that something great is about to happen but we need to shake off that negative sentiment about Zimbabwe and build on that national spirit of knowing that we have a destiny to fill. It’s not left to an individual; we must arise and do what has to be done and we all know what’s right and what’s wrong.”
Asked to comment on the presumed link between Christianity and most successful businessmen, Dr Munyeza said: “In the past Christianity was associated with poverty and you would actually go to church to be helped financially.
“But now things have changed and if you go to the scriptures, John 10 verse 10 reads: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.”
The verse has been used as a description of the Christian life, the normative pattern of life that Christians can expect because of God’s blessings. Dr Munyeza said that the focus and outcomes of Christianity should be anchored on faith and the relationship with God and now with a lot of awareness of what the gospel can do, the results were amazing. He added that a number of the esteemed successful businesspeople found favour and purpose in what the gospel says.
Growing up in a rural setting, Dr Munyeza said that he had to pay for his tertiary education before enrolling with Ernst and Young where he did his articles but was soon to leave and enter divergent fields like marketing and advertising.
He said that he had a passion to be with people and he was missing that link in accounting and that was the reason why he left and joined the service sector and hence his landing in the hospitality industry. His open door policy has been extended to the extent that guests at all the resorts run by African Sun can place a direct call to him.
The growth of African Sun that runs 13 hotels and resorts in Zimbabwe under Dr Munyeza’s leadership is manifested in the 2 500 people under the organisation’s payroll across the continent, including some countries where the company has management agreements.
Recent developments have seen advisory firm Brainworks buying into African Sun in a move designed to inject fresh capital and retire legacy debts weighing down the organisation.
Dr Munyeza, an entrepreneur at heart, was upbeat that the company has now turned the corner and returned to a profitable position.
He was quick however to state that he still drives the vision of the hotel group and as they were jointly the majority shareholders with Brainworks, there was no turning back in the quest to be the leading hotel group not only in Zimbabwe, but Africa as a whole.
Asked if he harboured any political ambitions, Dr Munyeza said: “It is important one fundamentally understands when you are in politics you are working in a volatile environment. I think that I play a political role whether I am in church, corporate and whatever I do but I must say that I am consumed with what I am doing right now to even consider political office.
“I work closely with my leadership team at African Sun where I give direction, lead, direct and I monitor.”
Dr Munyeza is active in a number of forums and has been working hard to promote tourism and other related economic activities in the country. He is also a keen golfer who finds time to play at least once a week.
As for his family, the oratorical Doc said he makes an effort to be home by 6pm and in considering what to do he said that he considers the benefit and immediately makes a decision whether or not to pursue it.

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