Clement Muchachi was a Zimbabwean nationalist that fought for the freedom of Zimbabwe.

Clement Muchachi
Born Clement Muchachi
August 19, 1925
Shurugwi
Occupation
  • Freedom Fighter

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Background

Muchachi was born in Shurugwi on 19 August 1925. He was the eighth child in a family of nine. His mother was a devout Anglican churchgoer. His father was a dip-tank supervisor who was active in local affairs and a respected Karanga elder.

Education

He began in 1936 at the Tumba Primary School where he remained (with the exception of a year’s break in 1937) until he completed Standard III in 1941. Lack of money then forced him to go to work until 1943 when he found a place at Gloag Ranch Mission1 where he stayed until Standard VI. Clement Muchachi then moved to Goromonzi Secondary School.

Career

From 1951 to 1955 Muchachi worked for the Native Education Department as a clerk. He then moved into commerce, working for an Indian wholesaler in Bulawayo as a despatch clerk. He first took an active interest in politics when, in 1952, he became Branch Secretary of the Bulawayo Branch of the old ANC congress (under the chairmanship of Aaron Jacha).

Movements

Clement Muchachi would be a part of ZAPU, African National Congress during his lifetime.


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Positions Held

1964: National Organising Secretary of ZAPU

Profile

He was on of the influencial nationalsists in the Midlands Province.