Zimbabwean born Car Manufacturer, Tatenda Mungofa is set to launch his first ever African made car. The Auto company is releasing the first batch of their 100 Pime8 hatchbacks cars into the market next week. The company was started by Zimbabwean Tatenda Mungofa, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mureza Auto, who partnered with his female partners in South Africa. The company is being funded by investors in the United Arab Emirates and it has a joint venture with an Iranian company SAIPA Group which is for component and platform-sharing.
Zimbabwe and South Africa will be the first recipients. The cars were assembled in Rosslyn, outside Pretoria and customers can pre-order with a US$3,000.00 deposit and will retail for US$13,500 (R196,000).
Mureza Auto is registered in Zimbabwe and South Africa and their name “Mureza” is a shona term for “Flag”. It is believed that the founders want to be the flag wavers for an indigenous African motor industry. Mureza Auto company also shared news that they we granted a license to produce cars in South Africa. See below:
According to Mureza Auto’s website, it has four models which are the Prim8 which has a 1.5 litre capacity, the Prim8-inspired T1 Pickup Truck, the Athlete and Tusker model.