Dr. Mudumo joins ZUNDE, bares his past

via Dr. Mudumo joins ZUNDE, bares his past April 2, 2014 at 7:01am

The Zimbabweans United for Democracy (ZUNDE) camp is growing in might at a time when the mainstream political parties in the country are facing some shakeups and threats of division and even possible total disintegration. The sudden surge in the ZUNDE numbers is testimony that the people of Zimbabwe are in need of an alternative voice.

At ZUNDE, we don’t create heroes. Rather, we identify them, invite them or they simply join us. One such hero is Dr. Burombo Mudumo. His heroism lies in business leadership and strategy, academia and probity, among other traits. When he answered the ZUNDE call, Dr Mudumo became a perfect fit for the all-important position of Treasurer-General which he humbly accepted.

Even before he fully settles in his new role, Burombo says he has a story to tell “and this is probably the most appropriate timing for this”. Quickly, he retraces his steps back to his time at Lobels as CEO and Chairman for the Bakers Association of Zimbabwe. He takes a deep breath and says “I never knew an innocent business practitioner could be persecuted for their integrity, professionalism and diligence. This is exactly what the ZANU PF government did to me when they manufactured a charge against me, arrested me and through pliant courts, gave me a six months (6) prison sentence under the pretext that as Lobels CEO and Bakers Association Chairman, I was fueling regime change through creating artificial bread shortages and illegally inflating bread prices with the hope of causing mass protests”. More than a 1000 international news media reported the court judgement expressing shock at such unprecedented levels of victimization and injustice. “How can a business sell a product at below its cost of production and survive”, asked Mudumo. From then onwards Mudumo’s life was hell, full of political interference and threats in his private, public and business activities as all his activities were viewed with suspicion.

Such flimsy charges caused a shockwaves across the business community. It was quite evident from the very beginning that Burombo and his business associates were nothing but sacrificial lambs at the mercy of a dismally failing government. Shortages and price increases were never a product of corporate malfeasance but hyperinflationary pressures and ill-advised price controls imposed by a clueless but predatory regime masquerading as a democratic government.

Dr Mudumo is a renowned and respected entrepreneur and strategist specializing in business strategy and turnarounds. He has 22 years’ solid experience in business and has vast appreciation of business processes and operations. His successful career has seen him working with large multinationals like Unilever International and many others as Finance Manager, Finance Director, Managing Director, CEO, non-executive Director and Consultant. He is also former President of ASI business forum and many other business organizations.

Mudumo strongly believes that every problem has a solution. It is for this reason that he thinks Zimbabwe will come out of the doldrums one day.  He is widely traveled and has held senior positions in a number of African countries. On his attraction to ZUNDE, he is very clear, “I’ve suffered before; I’m prepared to suffer again in defence of ZUNDE’s agenda which will bring freedom and dignity to our peace-loving and hardworking people”. Asked if he was bitter, Mudumo emphatically says that bitterness does not build nations. For him, the vision, mission, objectives and values of ZUNDE go back to the very foundation of the liberation struggle; the spirit of sacrifice, equality and equity. He is proud to be part of the team.

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    roving ambassador. 8 years ago

    Keep the flag flying guys, there is a massive democratic space that needs genuine patriots to exploit. Zanu and MDC are on a self destruction path.

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    suziq 8 years ago

    yes we need someone who has a voice to tell Mugabe to go hang himself, and has the guts to say NO there will never be another Colalition gov again…they way the adore Mugabe is sickening. remember mandella’s funeral the applause he got from the crowd..why on earth do the people adore him so much…there is 80% unemployment help me understand why so many people are afraid of this aging OLD MAN ?????

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      musaigwa 8 years ago

      He could be an a statute businessman but he wrecked families at Lobels by stealing the million from the business for personal use. You christenise criminals in the name of ZUNDE. He is no better than the rest of them in zpf

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    Lovemore 8 years ago

    Musaigwa, you”re entiltited to your ZANU PF-infested opinion!!!

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    John Thomas 8 years ago

    Madumo is soiled goods. Lionising him sends a loud and clear message. ZUNDE is the party of the next generation of liars and thieves.

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      How do you know. Do not say things you have no facts of. ZUNDE is tomorrow’s leaders who will bring a difference to Zimbabwe. They are giving up their good lives in the diaspora for Zimbabwe. The Opposition is dead Zimbabweans deserve committed caders who are not corrupt. ZUNDE is the answer.Lets open our eyes and find a better way out of This corruption

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    Johnny k 8 years ago

    Where does Dr Mudumo live?

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    Mandy 8 years ago

    I hold no brief for Zunde and do not fancy their chance either of ever being a political force to reckon with on the Zimbabwe political arena. For one thing they are far too removed from the day to day realities of the real struggle back at home. The regime at home cannot be confronted from the ivory towers of Queensland where apart from three assured meals a day – there is teas inbetween of course.
    While I do not see the viability of their intention to set themselves as the alternative political party I do not see them as enemies or indeed for that matter some form of abnoxious grouping without a contribution to make. We are all Zimbabweans and in this struggle the more the merrier.

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    Dadirai 8 years ago

    Indeed Mandy, the more the merrier. Your long comment says something you are not exactly saying.

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    Zvichanaka 8 years ago

    Zanu will never take the blame for their failures…it always has to be someone to blame.

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    those who know him can confirm that he is a nobody.Good at nothing and now seeking political relevance.A lighty person, whose contribution is meaningless by any standards.If you celebrate him, do not denigrate others.If people like Mthuli Ncube, Nkosana Moyo ,Proff Mandivamba Rukuni join Zunde, then we will shut up.Those are the leading educationists in Africa, not in Zimbabwe.So gather your facts before you present a failure as a high flying achiever

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    Nhekairo 8 years ago

    Chongwe, ZUNDE is a volunatary organisation. The people you mention can easily join ZUNDE if they wish to but they WILL NOT be head-hunted. Also, there is a lot of subjectivity in your comment. Who says those people are the cream of Zimbabwe? Who says they want to get into politics?

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    Aleck 8 years ago

    Sad news, Mudumo is no more

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    It is very unfortunate we hate people even when they are dead so is the case of the late businessman and Community stalwart Eld Burombo Mudumo