Kumbirayi GazaKumbirayi Gaza



Occupational Information

Occupation: Professional field

Occupational Position: Engineering Superintendent of Rio Tinto

Professional History

He started off his career at Hwange Colliery Mine the largest colliery in Zimbabwe as a Graduate Trainee, were he rose through the ranks to become a Section Engineer. Hard work, integrity and strong desire for success have been the driving force in achieving his career goals. He has gained experience in both diamond and coal processing bulk material handling equipment maintenance. Innovation and re-engineering have been key aspects in high equipment availability considering the harsh economic environment in Zimbabwe. Kumbirayi successfully completed the construction of the crushing and screening plant. Currently working on the DMS throughput upgrade project and air strip extension.


Bsc [honours] in Mechanical Engineering Master Degree in Business Administration at the University of Zimbabwe


2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.