Zimbabwean Inventor: Sangulani Max Chikumbutso

Saith Technology Hybrid engine-powered helicopter

Sangulani Chikumbutso has become the first Zimbabwean to design and make a hybrid engine-powered helicopter, an electric car, a magnetic converter, a ‘green’ power generator and a special drone. His designs were launched through his company, Saith Technologies.

Sangulani Chikumbutso grew up in the Harare suburb of Kuwadzana. He completed his primary education at Kuwadzana 5 Primary School and secondary education up to Form 2 at Dzivaresekwa High 2. He dropped out of school in Form 2 after his mother failed to pay his school fees. He received seed money of $500,000 from Angolan born pastor and businessman Dr Teddy De Almeida. Read more from TechZim …..


  1. All this brilliance in yiung African people. You will never see these stories on CNN.kudos to black media promoting positive stories about Africa.

  2. If he can do all this under the useless government of robert mugabe who has sold off his country to imperialist China imagine what he could accomplish in a functioning democracy? Leaders in Africa must create environments of good governance to foster innovation.

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