James Makamba back in Zimbabwe

James Makamba

HARARE – Businessman James Makamba has reportedly arrived back in the country from self-imposed exile.

Makamba is an entrepreneur, politician and former commercial broadcaster.

He has interests in the retail, telecommunications, mining, agricultural, property and professional consultancy sectors, digital publishing and philanthropy.

In 1997, one of his companies leased Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s second colour television channel, turning it into the country’s first independent television station, known as Joy TV.

The station’s licence was revoked in 2002 due to licensing complications.

Makamba, a former Zanu PF central committee member, fled the country in 2005 for an unknown destination with speculation that he had landed in the United Kingdom. Makamba was then allegedly facing charges of illegally dealing in foreign currency.