Revealed: How Chido Machakaire Made his Million

Popular Zimbabwean politician Tino Machakaire ventured into carpentry in Harare in 1998.

In 1999, he was employed by ZESA as a contract worker in Rusape.

During the Zim-dollar era, Machakaire tried everything to be his own man, including “burning” the Zim dollar for the then scarce US dollar as well as doing cross-border business.

He started off with a single vehicle, ventured into the transport business and acquired several commuter omnibuses that plied the Marange route in Marange in 2003.

Under Cunrode Investments he would import goods for people from South Africa during the Zim-dollar era.

Machakaire was first elected into Parliament in the 2018 elections. He was elected Wedza South Member of Parliament.

In November 2019, Machakaire was appointed to deputise in the Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation ministry.

He owns TinMac Investments which specialises in transporting passengers and goods. He was the head of logistics for Command Agriculture.

Machakaire also owns a farm.

He says he registered his company TinMac Investments in 2007 when he acquired his first truck.

In 2014 he had 34 state-of-art trucks that delivered goods in and around Southern Africa.

In July 2021, Machakaire splashed US$770,000 on a Rolls Royce Phantom. He reportedly paid GVE London £330,000 for the luxury car and £30,000 for shipping, about US$495,800 in total.

In 2021 Tino Machakaire also Revealed: How Chido Machakaire Made his Millions

Popular Zimbabwean politician Tino Machakaire ventured into carpentry in Harare in 1998.

In 1999, he was employed by ZESA as a contract worker in Rusape.

During the Zim-dollar era, Machakaire tried everything to be his own man, including “burning” the Zim dollar for the then scarce US dollar as well as doing cross-border business.

He started off with a single vehicle, ventured into the transport business and acquired several commuter omnibuses that plied the Marange route in Marange in 2003.

Under Cunrode Investments he would import goods for people from South Africa during the Zim-dollar era.

Machakaire was first elected into Parliament in the 2018 elections. He was elected Wedza South Member of Parliament.

In November 2019, Machakaire was appointed to deputise in the Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation ministry.

He owns TinMac Investments which specialises in transporting passengers and goods. He was the head of logistics for Command Agriculture.

Machakaire also owns a farm.

He says he registered his company TinMac Investments in 2007 when he acquired his first truck.

In 2014 he had 34 state-of-art trucks that delivered goods in and around Southern Africa.

In July 2021, Machakaire lost R600 000 after his bank account was hacked.

The thieves also took control of his mobile line and blocked him and gave instructions to companies using the hacked mobile line.

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