Patrick Chinamasa

Patrick Chinamasa

Politician + Minister + Judge
Born Jan 25, 1947
Age 68
Hometown Southern Rhodesia
Political Party Zimbabwe African ...

Patrick Antony Chinamasa is a Zimbabwean politician, currently serving as the Minister of Justice.

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  • Zimbabwe Plans To List Bourse In Bid To Attract Investors
    Yahoo News - Jul 21, 2014
  • Zimbabwe Economy To Grow 4.2 Pct In 2014: World Bank
    Yahoo News - Jan 15, 2014
  • China Lends Zimbabwe $319 Mln For Kariba Power Station
    Yahoo News - Nov 11, 2013
  • Zimbabwe Economy To Grow 6.1 Percent In 2014: State Media
    Yahoo News - Nov 05, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Patrick Chinamasa.


1947 Birth Born on January 25, 1947.


2001 54 Years Old Since his appointment, many Zimbabwean judges have resigned, complaining of political pressure. On 9 February 2001 after Chief Justice Anthony Gubbay took early retirement at his suggestion, Chinamasa held meetings with senior Justices Ahmed Ebrahim Nicholas (the last white justice on the Zimbabwean Court), and told them for their own safety to leave.
2002 55 Years Old In 2002, following what Chinamasa considered lenient conviction of three United States citizens caught and convicted of smuggling arms in an aircraft, Zimbabwean High Court judge Fergus Blackie brought successful charges against Chinamasa for a conviction of "scandalising the court." … Read More
2004 57 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The following year Rosemary won the Zimbabwean Tobacco grower of the year award, together with a Z$24million prize and trophy as the 2004/2005 top grower at a ceremony in Harare on 29 July. … Read More
2005 58 Years Old In 2005, Chinamasa was ejected from his post as Justice Minister; however, six months later he was returned to the post.
2006 59 Years Old In September 2006, Chinamasa was cleared by a judge of trying to pervert the course of justice. … Read More


2007 60 Years Old Chinamasa and Labor Minister Nicholas Goche met with Tendai Biti (MDC-T) and Welshman Ncube (MDC-M), Secretaries General of their respective Movement for Democratic Change factions, in Pretoria, South Africa on 16 June 2007. … Read More
Chinamasa was nominated as ZANU-PF's candidate for the House of Assembly seat from Makoni Central in the March 2008 parliamentary election, but he was defeated. … Read More
On 7 January 2009, The Herald reported that Chinamasa had been appointed as Acting Minister of Finance following the dismissal of Samuel Mumbengegwi, who no longer held a seat in Parliament.
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