By Fungai Sox
This list was compiled by Gumiguru Incorporated, a Harare based Training and Consultancy Company.
The Purpose of the list is double-pronged, first and foremost it is to formally recognize, acknowledge and celebrate young Zimbabweans, 30 years old and below, who are doing remarkable work. Secondly, it is to inspire other contemporaries to rise to the occasion in these trying times. Since 2015, our MD Simbarashe Nyamadzawo has been motivated to publish this list based on the conviction that young people are not leaders of tomorrow but are in fact the leaders of today. Young people have always been at the center of pioneering, innovation, and positive change. As Gumiguru we believe in celebrating people who are making an effort to inspire, influence, and impact our generation. It is our pleasure to introduce to you the Gumiguru 50 under 30 Class of 2020.
– Fungayi Sox, Communications Manager, Gumiguru Inc..,
Traditionally the list comprises 40 individuals, however, this time around we decided to increase the number to 50. When we were working on and adjudicating the Zimbabwe National Youth Awards in 2018, we discovered that there are a lot of young people who are doing remarkable work in Zimbabwe.
As such, this list comprises of 50 individuals born after 31 December 1989 and doing remarkable, notable or unique work worth recognizing and emulating.
Our working definition of leadership comes from Myles Munroe.
“Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.”
The names were drawn from various sources including nominations from individuals and organizations that work closely with the youths.
Individuals who have been listed in the preceding years will not be listed again. Our previous honourees include Jah Prayzah, Arthur Marara, Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa, Advocate Fadzayi Mahere, Tanya Muzinda just to name but a few.
This list is arranged in alphabetical order.
The official hashtag is #Gumiguru50under30
Meet The Gumiguru 50 under 30 Emerging Leaders Class of 2020.
|Alice Tagwira||Women’s Rights Activist||Zheera Trust|
|Alistair Mukondiwa||Health Care Lobbyist|
|Andrew Tsuro(DTM)||Communications Expert|Entrepreneur||eHub|
|Arthur Buranda||Church Leader||Alive In Christ Ministries Int’|
|Bernard Simbarashe Juru||Techpreneur||Muzinda Hub|
|Diana Mandewo||Medical Student|
|Dr Farai Chigaru||Academic|Economist|
|Dr Rangarirai Makuku||Dental Therapist||Africa Community Health Trust|
|Emelda Vhiriri||Developmental Practitioner||Cultiv8 Africa|
|Emmanuel Zvada||Human Resources Expert||3rd Eye Africa Consulting Group|
|Fredrick Toendepi||Farmer|Agro-Marketer||National Kraal|
|Gabriel Togarepi||Politician|Youth Leader||ZILIWACO Trust|
|Gift Ostallos Siziba||Youth Leader|Politician||MDC Alliance|
|Gugulethu Siso||Serial Entrepreneur||Thumeza|
|Joana Mamombe||Parliamentarian-Harare West||MDC Alliance|
|Juliana Makonise||Civic Leadership||Book Pact Africa|
|Kudakwashe Dhliwayo||Industrial Chemist||Vital Recycling|
|Kudzai Makaza||Entrepreneur||Artisanal Foods|
|Leroy Dzenga||Journalist||Zimpapers-The Herald|
|Lovejoy Mutongwiza||Journalist|Photographer||263 Chat|
|Marvelous Nakamba||Footballer||Aston Villa|
|Melissa Messe S Chiyangwa||Entrepreneur|Blockchain Enthusiast||Cryptogem Global|
|Michael Chiduku||Author|Speaker|Entrepreneur||Leaders of Tomorrow|
|Munyaradzi Edson||Entrepreneur||iHelp Technologies|
|Namatai Kwekweza||Activist|Public Speaker||WELEAD|
|Natalie Mhandu||Entrepreneur|Commercial Model||StylePhilosphy|
|Nhlahla Moyo||Reproductive Health Rights Advocate|
|Nkosana Masuku||Educationist||Phenomenon Technologies|
|Nyaradzo Moyo||Entrepreneur|Restaurateur||Yanaya Lifestyle|
|Onias Mthabisi||Film Maker||Onvi TV|
|Phillip Chigiya||Medical Student|
|Ropa Masengere||Entrepreneur||Absolute Paints|
|Sha Sha (Charmaine Shamiso|
|Simba Mubvuma||Lawyer|Entrepreneur||Law Basket|
|Simbarashe Murondoti||Lawyer|Public Speaker|
|Slick Pastor (Nigel Maritinyu)||Comedian|Inspirational Speaker||A4JK Comics and Inspiration|
|Stephanie Travers||Chemical Enginner|
|Sydney Taivavashe||Film Maker|
|Tererai Obey Sithole||Youth Leader|Politician||MDC-Alliance|
|Thabani Mnyama||Lawyer||AfriConsult Firm|
|Thabo Elisha||Chess Player||Zimbabwe Chess Federation|
|Trynos Tatenda Dongo||Author|Speaker|MC|
|Vimbai Masiyiwa||Social Entrepreneur||Batoka Hospitality|