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Former MSU Student Clinches Midlands Business Awards

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By Sydney Gokomere

Gweru, April 02, 2017 - Former Midlands State University student and now a prominent Gweru property developer, Dr Tinashe Manzungu emerged tops during a recent business awards ceremony held in Gweru.

Manzungu scooped the Best Business Person and Best Innovator of the Year awards at the Zimbabwe Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises (ZCSME) Midlands chapter annual stakeholders' conference and awards dinner.

The 31 year-old Manzungu is Zimbuild Properties chief executive officer.

Since its establishment two years ago, Zimbuild Properties has partnered with local banks, CBZ and BancABC in its residential and other construction projects with the two financial institutions providing insurance and monetary support respectively.

The company targets civil servants and other low income earners as well as corporates, with the residential stands purchased at zero deposit.

Manzungu, who was recently honoured with a doctorate degree in philanthropy, said he was humbled to have his efforts recognised through the awards.

"We are taking ZimAsset to greater heights and while I appreciate the business awards honoured to me, let me hasten to say that we put the awards into practice for the benefit of fellow Zimbabweans," he said.

The 2014 Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce national business person of the year also said he was driven by a vision to give a roof to the majority low-earning citizens.

Meanwhile, Gweru businesswoman, Veracious Mhanga of Rodal Investments was awarded Best Businesswoman of the Year, Joseph Viringa, Best Rural Person of the Year while Rufaro Chingwe-Manzungu and Moreblessing Kunyangwe of Luxury living International scooped Best Hotelier and Young Entrepreneur of the Year respectively.

There were 16 categories which were being contested.

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