Winston Chitando is a Zimbabwean and the current Minister of Mines and Mining Development. He was appointed to his this ministry by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in November 2017.

Winston Chitando
Residence Zimbabwe
Occupation Minister of Mines and Mining Development



Bachelor of Accountancy University of Zimbabwe, 1984)

Positions Held

Chitando joined Hwange Colliery Company in 1985, and worked for Anglo-American Corporation in various capacities, including Chief Accountant, for 11 years.

In 1997, he became a commercial manager (Mining and Industrial Division) at Zimasco before rising to the position of executive director (finance) for both Zimasco (Pvt) (Ltd) and Mimosa Mining Company (1998-2007). He served as Vice-President of the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe from 2008 to 2011 and its President from 2011 to 2013.executive chairman of Mimosa Holdings since April 1, 2013. He was chairman of Hwange Colliery Company Limited since May 19, 2016[1]

Alleged affair

Former Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi claimed that Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba was having an affair with Chitando.

Some Articles About Winston Chitando

Heavy Rains Derail Rescue Efforts At Battlefields Mines Mon Feb 18 2019

Mines Minister, Winston Chitando Confirms The Looting Of Diamonds At Chiadzwa During ShutDownZim Protests Fri Feb 1 2019

Gunmen Storm Chiadzwa Diamond Mines, Overpower Security Guards And Loot Substantial Quantities Of Diamonds Fri Feb 1 2019

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  1. ‘It’s a goal-getting team’, , Published:3 December 2017 , Retrieved:4 December 2017