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Meet Mukudzeishe Madzivire: Zimbabwe's child President from Bulawayo

24 Feb 2020 at 10:03hrs | Views
Many people are not aware that the Child President concept in Zimbabwe is one of the major grooming grounds to produce future leaders who occupy positions of influence.

Perhaps the most known former child President is Pastor Evan Mawarire who unleashed a wave of patriotic protests through his #ThisFlag movement.

The current Junior President H.E. Mukudzeishe Madzivire is a pianist, poet, novelist, and orator born and bred in Bulawayo. He was awarded a scholarship to study at the Zimbabwe Music Academy by the British Council where he studied how to play the piano and the trumpet.

In 2019, he was voted the overall best speaker at the NUST British Parliamentary Debate Championships.  He has penned two books one which has a foreword by the Minister of Education Paul Mavhima.

Madzivire is inspired by Wole Soyinka and Malala Yousafzai.

During an interview with the state media in 2019, Madzivire said he was excited to meet his Senior President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is a very humble man and accommodating.

"Being in the same room was exciting on its own but then I was told that I was going to sit right next to him. I was to be given five minutes to talk and say whatever I needed to. The main thing I wanted to ask him was for us as Junior MPs to be allowed to meet more than once.

"One thing that I can credit him for is that he is very humble. Talking to him I felt like I was in conversation with an old friend," he said.




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