(born July 7, 1961) is a Zimbabwean
politician. He is the President of the Movement for Democratic Change,Princupal in the Inclusive Government and since February 2009 he has been the Minister of Industry and Commerce. He was elected as a member of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe
North East in the 2000 election
and served in the House of Assembly until 2008. Ncube is an academic lawyer who has been Professor of Law at the University of Zimbabwe
He has a BL (Bachelor of Law) LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and an MPhil (Law) degrees from the University of Zimbabwe
. His MPhil thesis was on Zimbabwean Customary Law focusing on Family Law.
In 1997 Ncube bought 30 square kilometres of land with the intention of developing it as a farm but Zanu grabbed it under its disastrous fast track land redistribution programme. The land had not previously been farmed.In 2002 Ncube was one of three MDC MPs to be charged with high treason
over an alleged plot to assassinate Robert Mugabe
, but like the others was found not guilty.
The MDC National Council voted to take part in the elections, MDC leader Tsvangirai tried to expel the selected candidates from the party and suspended Ncube pending disciplinary hearings at the MDC congress in February 2006, but failed because he could not do so constitutionally. The MDC group met in congress in Bulawayo and chose Arthur Mutambara as its new President.
On June 16, 2007, Ncube and Tendai Biti
, the Secretary General of... Read More