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Who Is New in Parliament| Energy Mutodi | Goromonzi West| Zanu PF|

By Wisdom Mumera

Energy Mutodi, born on 4 August in 1978 is a musician, politician and businessman. He won the Goromonzi West National Assembly seat after defeating Luke Tamborinyoka and Clifford Nhambura who were both representing MDC Alliance.

To put the icing to his win, Mutodi was also appointed the Deputy Minister of Information and Publicity, deputizing Monica Mutsvangwa.

Mutodi rose to prominence through rhumba music around 2012 and has gone on to release a few albums which have however failed to attract significant airplay on radio stations.

At one time he had to literary buy Spencer Kumbulani and Gift Katulika (Shiga-Shiga) from the late Tongai Moyo’s band Utakataka Express with the view to spice up his music but still, it failed to take-off.

He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) in 2001 and a Certificate in Defense Management from South Africa’s Witwatersrand University.

The controversial politician has also previously enrolled for Master’s Degree in Business Administration at UZ.

Before finally getting the node to represent Zanu PF in the 2018 Harmonised elections, Mutodi contested and lost a primary election to Beater Nyamupinga in 2013.

Mutodi is in the construction business, writing books (Geography textbooks for Secondary school) and is a part-time lecturer.

The flamboyant businessman is also famed for the infamous “I AM THE BOSS) cup that drew a lot of fire for the now President Emmerson Mnangagwa from former First lady Grace Mugabe.

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Daniel Chigundu

Daniel Chigundu is a male journalist in Zimbabwe and has been practising since September 2009. He writes for The Business Connect (newspaper) in Harare, has his own news website Tourism Focus which is biased towards the tourism sector. Daniel is also working with Magamba Network on their project called Open Parliament where they do live coverage of Parliamentary activities on Twitter and Facebook. He is currently the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum, is a member of Zimbabwe Small Broadcasters Association. He holds a Diploma in Communication and Journalism from the Christian College of Southern Africa (CCOSA), a certificate in Youth leadership training from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), a certificate in Citizen Journalism from Magamba Network and is currently a first-year student at Zimbabwe Open University studying for a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Ethics and Organisational Leadership.

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