This list was compiled by Gumiguru Incorporated, a Harare based Training and Consultancy Company.
By Fungayi Antony Sox
The Purpose of the list is double pronged, first and foremost it is to formally recognise, 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 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 infact 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 Antony Sox, Communications Manager, Gumiguru Inc..,
Traditionally the list comprises of 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.
He said, “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.
NB: This list is arranged in alphabetical order.
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 |
|Dr Farai Chigaru Academic|Economist|
|Dr Rangarirai Makuku |
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|
|Gemma Griffiths |
|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 Chikondowa Architect|
|Kudakwashe Dhliwayo Industrial Chemist |Vital Recycling|
|Kudzai Makaza |
Entrepreneur |Artisanal Foods
|Leroy Dzenga |
Zimpapers | The Herald
|Lovejoy Mutongwiza Journalist|Photographer |
|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
|Nutty O |
|Nyaradzo Moyo Entrepreneur|Restaurateur Yanaya Lifestyle|
|Onias Mthabisi |
Film Maker | Onvi TV
|Phillip Chigiya |
|Ropa Masengere Entrepreneur Absolute Paints|
|Ryan Katayi |
Entrepreneur | FarmHut
|Sha Sha |
|Simba Mubvuma Lawyer|Entrepreneur Law Basket|
|Simbarashe Murondoti Lawyer|Public Speaker|
|Slick Pastor (Nigel Maritinyu) Comedian|Inspirational Speaker A4JK Comics and Inspiration|
|Stephanie Travers |
|Sydney Taivavashe |
|Takudzwa Chihambakwe Journalist Zimpapers-ZTN|
|Tendai Dara |
|Tendaiishe Chitima |
|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|