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Who is Strive Masiyiwa

Mr Strive Masiyiwa was born in 1961 he is the best renown as the founder and director of the broadcast communications Econet Wireless and is one of Africa’s richest men.

He founded Econet in 1993 but not without sweat and blood, the Zimbabwean government was not having it. The government went against Mr Masiyiwa in a landmark legal battle for almost five years.

While today Econet is the largest telecommunications company in Zimbabwe with operations in Kenya and Burundi too, the company did not go to market until 1998.

That was not the only war Mr Masiyiwa, who is one of the wealthiest Africans,

had to fight with the government, as the publisher of Zimbabwe’s only independent newspaper, the Daily News, he was confronted with the government and well, you win some you lose some and in 2003, Daily News was shut down by the government.…