Tawanda Mutyebere is an award winning Zimbabwean entrepreneur and musician. He is the founder of Packers International which compromises of fast food brands Chicken Slice, Creamy Slice, Pizza Slice and Slice Express. Mutyebere also founded Con-Tools (Pvt) Limited which specialises in the supply of tar products and construction of roads.
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|Parent(s)||Mengenyai Makwande Mutyebere (mother), John Makwande Mutyebere|
He is married to Juliane Mutyebere and together they have three children. His father, John Makwande Mutyebere, was a mine worker who owned a carpentry shop where he employed about six people.
He did his primary education at Ngondyore Primary School from Grade 1 up to 4 in Bikita before moving to Mashava where he finished his primary at Gath’s Mine Primary School. Mutyebere did his secondary at Temeraire High School before proceeding to Masvingo Technical School for his tertiary education. He proceeded to the Great Zimbabwe College where he studied for ICM and CIS diplomas.
He founded Con-Tools (Pvt) Limited in 2004 and is the owner of the subsidiary companies, which are Gas Africa and Blossom Bridal. His company Packers International opened its first project on May 1, 2010, along the Harare- Masvingo highway at the 192km peg in Mvuma. The company opened its second and third food outlets in March and September 2011 respectively in Harare. Packers international has outlets in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Masvingo.
Mutyebere is a gospel musician who has released a number of albums. He is popularly known for the hit song "Ikoko" off his album "Anesu".
In 2012 it was reported that he was renting accommodation for a Braeside family that had been staying in the open after being evicted from their house. In Chirumanzu, Masvingo province, he assisted 40 windows that were identified by his wife by giving them groceries and assisting them to start income generating projects. He also constructed a church in for the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe at Chaka.
Awards and Achievements
In 2010 he won the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Midlands province. He is a recipient of two Zimbabwe Music Awards for Male Gospel Artiste of the Year in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
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