Famous People from Mutare

Who is Who in Mutare?

Mutare has produced a lot of brilliant people.

Here are some of the people from Mutare that have showcased our beautiful city on the world map. 

Arthur Mutambara (Big Dhara!)

Prof. Arthur Mutambara is the Managing Director of Africa Technology & Business Institute (ATBI), a professional and advisory services firm operating in 13 African countries. ATBI leverages African business case studies, cutting edge technology, and consultancy best practice to develop and provide business thought leadership. Prof. Mutambara is also a Principal Consultant with MAC Consulting and Professor of Operations Management with the School of Business Leadership, UNISA. From March 2002 to September 2003, Prof. Mutambara was a Standard Bank Director of Payments with responsibilities in 17 African countries. Formerly, Prof. Mutambara was a Research Scientist and Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU),California Institute of Technology (Caltech), FAMU-FSU, and NASA, all in the United States. From January 2000 to March 2002, Prof. Mutambara was also a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company in the Chicago office. While in Chicago, he was Professor of Business Strategy at the Kellogg Business School. Prof. Mutambara is author ofthree engineering research books and sixteen peer reviewed journal papers. In addition, Prof. Mutambara is a community leader, public intellectual, and activist who is extensively involved in socio-economic issues in both the US and Africa. He attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1991 where he obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy in Robotics and Mechatronics (1995), and an MSc in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering (1992). Mutambara is currently running for the Zimbabwe Presidential position...definately a big deal huh!

Edgar "Tw0-boy" Tekere (Vanhu Vakuru)

War veteran who helped bring independence to Zimbabwe through armed struggles against the colonialists. This man is a hero! His efforts parallel those of  Martin Luther King in USA.  More on Edgara here.


David Mutasa 

World class stone artist. Works include stone scultpures of Prince Charles.



Genius Chidzikwe

  Brilliant tennis player from Dangamvura, Mutare. Moved to US where he became a household name amongst the tennis circles.


Trevor Madondo (RIP)

One of the greatest cricketplayers to come out of Zimbabwe.

Made history by becoming one of the first black cricket players in Zimbabwe.

Unfortunately decimated at a young age by malaria, leaving a void tough to fill.

African University Choir

The Africa University Choir is comprised of singers, instrumentalists and dancers from Africa University, a United Methodist-related institution in Mutare, Zimbabwe, which provides quality education for 1200 students from twenty African countries. The choir tours the world showcasing some of the best vocal talents from Mutare.

 More to come........

Lawrence Mudehwe




Dr. Anjikide Obonyo

Dr. Makanza

Esau Mupfumi


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