Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara [1] is a Zimbabwean scientist and politician who started his activism during his college days. He became prominent in 2006 when he headed one of the two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) factions. During the Government of National Unity 2009-2013 he was also deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.

Arthur Mutambara
Arthur Mutambara Youth Summit.jpg
Born May 25, 1966
Nationality Zimbabwean
Occupation Politician, Scientist

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Background

Arthur Mutambara was born on May 25, 1966. He attended Hartzell High School.

Education

As Student Leader

He was one of the pioneers of student resistance when he was the University of Zimbabwe Student Representative Council (SRC) in the 1980s. He is credited for organizing the first post-independence demonstration against the government on 29 September 1988 when he was Secretary General of the SRC[2]

As Movement for Democratic Change President

In 2005 when the MDC split into two factions, he was elected president at the 2006 Congress.[3]

As Deputy Prime Minister

In 2008 the main political parties in the country agreed on a power-sharing deal that saw Mutambara being appointed Deputy Prime Minister together with Thokozani Khupe on February 11, 2009.

As an Author

He has written several books namely:

Controversy

In 2010 he was expelled from his own party (MDC) because of his alleged hero worshiping of Robert Mugabe. At one point he called Mugabe 'Father Africa' and 'the best leader Africa has produced', utterances that provoked his party's supporters.[5]

Personal Life

Mutambara is married to Jacquelin Chimhanzi.[6]


Some Articles About Arthur Mutambara

Neither Sensible Nor Meaningful For Zanu PF To Say Zim Will Be A Middle Income Country By 2030: Arthur Mutambara Thu May 10 2018

Arthur Mutambara Accused Of Defrauding Global Fund By Using Plagiarized Consultancy Report Thu Mar 29 2018

Mnangagwa’s Vision 2030 Is Meaningless: Mutambara Sat Mar 17 2018

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References

  1. Arthur Mutambara, Whoswho, Retrieved: July 9, 2014,
  2. Eldred Masunungure, Auther Mutambara: From high robotics to high politics in Zimbabwe Kubatana.net, Published: February 24, 2006, Retrieved: July 9, 2014
  3. All you need to know about Arthur Mutambara, NewZimbabwe, Published: December 11, 2009, Retrieved; July 9, 2014
  4. Books by A.G.O. Mutambara Books on Amazon, Retrieved: July 9, 2014
  5. Mutambara calls Mugabe Father Africa says Sikhala, Zimbabwe Online Published: April 25, 2009, Retrieved: July 9 2014
  6. Arthur Mutambara, Retrieved; July 9, 2014