ZimAchievers Awards Australia nominees revealed


The organizers of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) Australian edition have announced the final shortlist of nominees for the prestigious awards after a month long nomination process by the public and revealed ZororoPhumulani Funeral Services as the headline sponsors of this year’s Awards Dinner Gala.

The annual international awards which awards Zimbabwean achievers in the diaspora are in their third edition Down Under and will be held on Saturday 23rd November in Sidney at the InterContinental Hotel with awards to be given in 20 categories. ZororoPhumulani who provide a number of services such as funeral cover and policies as well as repatriation services in the diaspora among other services, returns to the ZAA fold after headlining the successful ZAA SA edition earlier this year.

ZAA Australia Country Director Method Mukundu confirmed the developments and also announced that the voting platform will open at midnight and will run until Wednesday 20th November as the countdown to the big day officially begins.

“We are thrilled to welcome ZororoPhumulani as our headline sponsor as we also reveal nominee list. Our voting platform goes live at midnight today so people can vote for their achievers of the year. Ticket purchases can also be done on the website and this being our third edition, we are pleased to note the progress and contributions that our brothers and sisters, as well as friends of Zimbabwe are doing here in Australia and beyond. The countdown is now on and all roads lead to the InterContinental on the 23rd.”

The ZAA Australia 3rd Annual Dinner Gala will also roll out honorary awards to various people such as mental health professional Gladys Mutongoreya, lawyer Haatsari Marunda, philanthropists ALfred and Precious Chidembo for ther various contributions to communities. Netball star Joice Mada Takaedza will receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award after her exploits together with the netball national team ZimGems charmed the world at the Netball World Cup finals.

Voting can be done on the ZAA Australia website http://www.zimachievers.com/aus/vote/ whilst tickets can also be purchased on http://www.zimachievers.com/aus/buy-tickets-2/
ZAA has five editions around the world with South Africa, UK, Australia, USA and Canada, with the ZAA 10th Anniversary celebrations set to be held in Zimbabwe for the first time on Friday 10th April 2020 at the Elephant Hills Lodge in Victoria Falls, with further details to be revealed in due course.

Full list of nominees for ZAA Australia 2019
Young Achiever of the Year Award
1. Mango Twins
2. Fortune R
3. Takunda Muzondiwa
4. Assiel Mafuriranwa
5. Takunda Chipangura

SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
1. Bernard Muchemwa
2. David Pocock
3. T Zihori
4. Joice Mada Takaidza

MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
1. Tendayi Ganga
2. Tatenda Musemburi
3. Noma Mbereko
4. Dj Ras George
5. Kim Renee (Wadyahwata)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE
1. Joice Mada Takaidza
2. Michelle Majuru
3. DJ Terry Moyaz
4. Tracey Nyatsanza
5. Farai Katiyo

MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR
1. Simba Mushete
2. Farai Katiyo
3. Frederick Mutswagiwa
4. Carmouflage Rose
5. Mabasa Ziyambi

EVENT OF THE YEAR
1. ZimOz Summer Festival
2. Townsville African Festival 2019
3. Glow Up For Change by Special Moments
4. Best of Both Worlds Tour by Millennium Promotions

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD
1. Renny Chivunga
2. Phibeon Muranganwa
3. Susan Vivian Mutami
4. Chido Manoah
5. Tecla Mururi Masunda

MALE ENTREPRENUER OF THE YEAR
1. Gift Mathe
2. Theophilus Mutsigwa
3. Hebias Mafungate
4. Clemence shingirayi Danha
5. Tobias Mahohoma

FEMALE ENTREPRENUER OF THE YEAR
1. The Duo of Stephyne Chido Chisvo & Florence Chisvo
2. Blessing Chabvamurambo
3. Lucky Ngoshi
4. Leanne Majuru
5. Christina Muchenagumbo

BUSINESS ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR
1. Elroi Furniture and Designs
2. House of Planx
3. The Wealth Edge Group Pty Ltd
4. Rumbie & Co
5. HCM Legal

CULTURE AND FASHION AMBASSADOR
1. Simba Samuriwo
2. Tracey Nyatsanza
3. Simba Mushete
4. Tatenda Musemburi
5. Nehanda Yemaya Imana

COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR MALE
1. Sam Sebenzo
2. Tawanda Karasa
3. John Shumba
4. Tafadzwa Irvine Nzenza
5. Jon Chabvamurambo

COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR FEMALE
1. Thembie Ndlovu
2. Liz Bokani Pasipanodya
3. Kupakwashe Matangira
4. Ruth Pasi Magodo
5. Tendayi Ganga

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR
1. Zimbabwe Multicultural Community Radio
2. Born To Shine Women’s Organization
3. Spirit of Africa Townsville
4. The Single Mother Foundation
5. Australia Zimbabwe Business Council

Direct Award Categories
LEADERSHIP IN MENTAL AND EVERYDAY WELLBEING ADVOCACY AWARD
– GLADYS MUTONGOREYA
Mental health Professional, Mentor, Counsellor and Author of the inspirational book “Another Chance”!

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
– HAATSARI MARUNDA
Outstanding divorce and family lawyer who is assisting Zimbabweans and Australians at large, with matters related to Immigration, Family and Parenting, Property Settlement, Divorces, Domestic Violence, Wills and Epas, Conveyancing and Criminal matters.

PHILANTROPIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
– ALFRED & PRECIOUS CHIDEMBO
Selfless givers who have set up libraries and shipped over 60 000 books and library furniture to Zimbabwe to change the lives of thousands of young people in Zimbabwe!

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
– JOICE MADA TAKAIDZA
A prolific goal shooter who was a key member of the Zim Gems Netball team that left a lasting impression at the recent Netball World Cup finals in England.

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