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Strive Masiyiwa

Date of Birth: 29 January 1961


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Destruction in his wake

In this sector, one emblematic story stands out: the rise of Strive Masiyiwa, who established the globally successful Econet telecoms company in the 1990s but left the country in the 1990s amid political pressures...


Opposition's ailing fortunes

Business leaders who used to help, such as billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, founder of Zimbabwe's largest mobile phone company, Econet, have deserted the party, although MDC circles in Harare are hopeful he will give again...


Newsdays and the old days

Having dismissed Strive Masiyiwa (Chairman of Econet, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile telephone operator) with Sten Rylander (former Swedish Ambassador) and Judith Garfield Todd (daughter of the late Premier, Reginald Garfield Todd), who were all at the Johannesburg launch of Newsday, Manheru sounded a warning to Econet on its possible plans for a toll-free news service...


Jumping ship

Correction Contrary to our report in AC Vol 49 No 1 that Strive Masiyiwa and Trevor Ncube were supporting the United Front from South Africa, we have now been informed that they have had no involvement with the organisation whatsoever...


Political hurdles ahead

South Africa-based Zimbabweans, such as publisher Trevor Ncube and telecoms magnate Strive Masiyiwa, are joining forces to give support from outside...


Losing Zengeza

But the government is working hard to shut down donations from entrepreneurs such as the cellphone millionaire Strive Masiyiwa, now based in South Africa; his Zimbabwe operations are embroiled in court actions...


Gideon's bible

Other potential targets are Econet Wireless, majority owned by Strive Masiyiwa, publisher of the (now closed) opposition-supporting Daily News, and Kingdom Financial Holdings, run by Masiyiwa's associate Nigel Chanakira...


Banking breakdowns

Member of Parliament for Chinhoyi, a member of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front's nomenklatura and an ally of presidential contender Emmerson Mnangagwa, Chiyangwa had paraded himself as a black-empowerment activist as well as an anti-corruption campaigner in pursuit of business people and opposition supporters, such as Strive Masiyiwa and Nigel Chanikira...


Media attrition

ANZ Chairperson Strive Masiyiwa is said to have assured employees that he is prepared to pay their salaries for up to two years, after which the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front government may have thrown in the towel...


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