BOAF Inducts Dr Daniel Shumba to Africa’s 10,000 Points of Light.
“On behalf of the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF), it is my pleasure to welcome Dr Daniel Shumba (BOAF00027) to the prestigious 10,000 Points of Light being a community of individuals whom i can bank on when its comes to issues relating to constitutionalism and respect of rule of law, Dr Shumba is one such individual who has shown on many radio programs that i have engaged with him,” said Stanley Dube the host of The 1873 Drive which airs weekdays.
Dr Daniel Shumba is a former Zimbabwe Army colonel and businessman; he came back into active politics and rose to Masvingo Provincial Chairman and member of the Central Committee [(the highest organ)] of the ZANU-PF political party.
Dr Daniel Shumba was a member of Zanu-PF’s highest organ, the Central Committee, and was appointed (in December, 2014) Deputy Secretary for Transport and Welfare, in the Zanu-PF’s Politburo.
Dr Shumba left Zanu PF in December 2017 following the coup, leading to the formation of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Dr Daniel Shumba is the founding President of the UDA. He contested the highly controversial July 30, 2018 Presidential elections. He was a Respondent in the Constitutional Court Application challenging the results of Presidential election. His Party’s manifesto and national turnaround strategies are said to be unmatched in terms of both content and process ownership.
Dr Daniel Shumba was the head of delegation to the ACP and the joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly. He chaired the ACP Standing Committee on Political Affairs at the 40th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, and also chaired the Political Affairs Bureau at the 30th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels on the 4 and 8 December 2015.
Dr Shumba was withdrawn from the Parliament of Zimbabwe, this move was necessitated by his relentless efforts in exposing corruption, fraud, and other delinquencies by the Zanu PF government. He was volcal on the SMM issue asking questions about the legality of the Recon Act.
He is a founding shareholder of Econet Zimbabwe, holding 25% shares through Mascom Zimbabwe and 10% shares through TSM Holdings. He financed Econet and bought his shares through a debt to equity swap (from cash advances, computer, electronic and networking equipment and services). Dr Daniel Shumba led the Mascom Botswana bidding process and was instrumental in the behind the scenes lobbying.
Dr Shumba also founded and was the CEO of TeleAccess Zimbabwe (Second NTO), and TeleAccess Global Corporation (TAGC). TAGC led the team of international partners and won the Comtel Broadband bid by COMESA to roll out and manage fiber networks in 21 member countries.
Listen to a conversation with Dr Shumba below.