Tobaiwa Mudede

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Tobaiwa Mudede
Registrar-General of Zimbabwe
Assumed office
President Canaan Banana
Prime Minister Robert Mugabe
President Robert Mugabe
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Born (1944-01-11) 11 January 1944 (age 74)
Zvimba, Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.svg  Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Nationality Zimbabwean
Political party ZANU-PF
Spouse(s) Sarah

Tobaiwa Mudede is the Registrar-General of Zimbabwe for Robert Mugabe's government. Mudede has been accused by international human rights organizations of falsifying voting records to ensure Mugabe remains in power. [1] Mudede gained a reputation from foreign journalists as a key player in press censorship and a culpable member of the Mugabe regime for human rights violations. [2]

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Tobaiwa Mudede has been in charge of all elections held in Zimbabwe since 1980. His critics charge him with manipulating the elections to favor President Mugabe and ZANU-PF, a charge he denies. [3]


Tobaiwa Mudede is related to writer and filmmaker Charles Mudede. [4]

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  1. News Briefs From Zimbabwe
  2. Reporters sans frontières
  3. Mugabe's gang men (accessed 02/10/2008)
  4. Unlike Donald Trump, the Most Famous Mudede Knows All ABout Rigging an Election