Zimbabwean solar entrepreneur debunks myths
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Power Of A Good Defense: Solar Entrepreneur Debunks Myths About Doing Business In Zimbabwe

By Ann Brown, 2:52 pm AFKI Original

Simbarashe Mhuriro has learned that doing business in a country with a bad reputation requires a fighting spirit. Mhuriro founded Oxygen Africa, raising $7 million so far to develop grid-connected solar plants in Zimbabwe. “Every time I step in front of a panel of investors, it’s like stepping into a ring and fighting for your country,” he told AFKInsider. In the process, Mhuriro said he has learned to create his own destiny. “With renewable energy you get to effect change in people’s thoughts and actions.”

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