Energy Mutodi: A Controversial Figure
Energy Mutodi is a Zimbabwean politician, businessman, lawyer, academic, author, and musician. He is a controversial figure who has been arrested on several occasions for his political views and his music lyrics. He has also been criticized for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe.
Early Life and Education
Mutodi was born on August 4, 1978, in Bikita, Zimbabwe. He attended primary school at Njaravani and Nyahunda Primary Schools before transferring to Chedutu Primary School in 1988, where he completed Grade 7 in 1991. He then attended secondary school at Tagona High School and Mashoko Mission.
Mutodi went on to study at the University of Zimbabwe, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in War Studies and Geography. He also earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. In 2019, he obtained a PhD from Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.
Mutodi started his career as a school teacher at Chikangwe High School, teaching Ordinary and Advanced Level Geography. In 2004, he established a property development company called the National Housing Delivery Trust. In 2006, he joined ZANU PF Chibvuti branch in Mashonaland East province and was appointed Provincial Secretary for Economic Affairs. Two years later in 2009, he was appointed to the District first as Secretary for Transport and later as Secretary for Finance. During elections for the Provincial Executive in 2013, he became a member of the Mashonaland East Provincial Executive.
In 2013, he was blocked from representing the party in the primary elections by Ray Kaukonde, the ZANU PF Provincial Chairman at the time. Kaukonde preferred Beatrice Nyamupinga, to run as MP in Goromonzi West. However, in 2018, Mutodi won the Goromonzi West seat as a Member of Parliament. He was subsequently named the Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services by president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Mutodi is also a rhumba musician, he started his music career in 2012 when he released his debut album. He has released several albums, including “Simbi YaMudhara”, “Sekawo Mbichana”, and “Magetsi Ngaabake”.
Mutodi has been arrested on several occasions for his political views and his music lyrics. In 2017, he was arrested for a crime of publishing falsehoods after he named two ministers as suspects in the poisoning of Emmerson Mnangagwa. He has also been criticized for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe.
Despite the controversy, Mutodi remains a popular figure in Zimbabwe. He is known for his outspokenness and his willingness to challenge the status quo. He is also a talented musician and a successful businessman.
Energy Mutodi is a complex and controversial figure. He is a talented musician and a successful businessman, but he has also been involved in a number of controversies. His legacy will likely be debated for years to come.
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