When he entered into the political field, many doubted that the later former Transport Minister Biggie Matiza’s son, Batsirai would fit into the big shoes left by his father.
However, against all odds Batsirai, is now following his father’s footsteps after he automatically won a ticket to seat in ZANU PF’s central committee, the most important organ of the ruling party and a launchpad to top posts.
At 25-year-old Matiza is arguably the youngest central committee member.
In politics, the soft spoken Batsirai seems to be unstoppable after he was also elected ZANU PF youth league Secretary for Environment, a position he is using to empower various youths.
“I will be launching a project called Scrappy Youth very soon, maybe next month starting in my home area.
“The project will enable the youths to collect scrap that includes plastic, metal and other various items so that we can recycle it.
“We will use the scrap project to mobilise youths to register to vote for next year’s general elections and there will be incentives for those who bring scrap. We always want to follow in our President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s footsteps as he encourages people to fight against climate change,” Matiza said recently.
Batsirai is also close to people from his home area and has completed a number of projects that were started by his father in Murehwa South.
Recently Murehwa youths got a shot in the arm after Batsirai donated football equipment including balls and uniforms.
Matiza’s son donated to youths from Chamapango and St Cleres as he is reviving his father’s legacy who was involved in the establishment of five-a-side football in this country and was one of the directors of five-a-side football side JB Five.
Batsirai has a strong finance background and network.
Matiza worked for Goldman Sachs in New York, in the United States of America, the largest investment bank in the world, covering tech, media, and telecommunications companies in their prestigious Investment Banking Division.
Recently, Matiza attracted the interest of international investors after spearheading successful acquisitions of Cobalt mining companies based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Matiza, using off-shore based Argus Group as the special purpose vehicle, has entered into deals which will see him partnering with international companies across the globe.
The operations commenced last week after court recently approved the deal. Matiza is expected to attend the opening event in two weeks’ time
It is from this background that Batsirai has managed to establish critical contacts as he has also worked for Blackstone Group, the world’s largest Private Equity firm.
He has previously received investment support from associates of the Kingdom Holding Company, a family investment group controlled by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, who in 2017 was listed in Forbes as the 7th richest man in the world