Plumtree Development Trust is a Community Based Organisation ,for and by Plumtree Community which includes rural communities of Bulilima and Mangwe.


Facilitating people centered community development in empowered and engaged communities. view our profile


To contribute to the betterment of Plumtree, Bulilima and Mangwe communities through innovative and sustainable community centered programming.


We will strive to reflect and practice Accountability and Transparency, Teamwork and Respect for Diversity and Rights as an integral part of our organisational culture, and practice


PDT is a Community Based Organisation (CBO), for and by Plumtree Community which includes rural communities of Bulilima and Mangwe.We are a legally registered organisation and exists as a Trust. We seek to tackle Community development challenges that exist in the above referred communities in areas of Governance, Human Rights, Gender, Youth Development, Climate change, Media and Access to Information. Plumtree Development Trust upholds the belief and notion that these challenges can be effectively addressed through coming up with community led and driven solutions.

Community Projects

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Project Innovation
Citizen Journalism
Citzen Media

Bawhola baka bedanana sobakidzana kwabo kwazo betongobhuzwana kuti wadzibona poni? Nebasikana baka belisa ndibo baka bedan’wa nayibo bedla n’holo

Kubu Kalanga Ndiko Kanyi Kwedu ~

What We Do

Community Media

PDT believes that access to information is a prerequisite for the fulfillment of other human rights. In under served rural communities such as those targeted by the organisation, access to information has from time immemorial been cited as one of the root causes of poor citizen participation and engagement. readmore

Peace Building, Conflict Resolution & Peaceful coexistence

In partnership with the Ecumenical Churches Leaders Forum of Zimbabwe (ECLZ), PDT has and continues to train duty bearers in managing conflict within their communities. PDT believes that for development to be sustainable, conflict and change in communities should be managed

Democracy, Human Rights & Governance

Healthy democracies require that citizens actively participate in local governance including contributing in planning and implementation processes as well as monitoring government performance.PDT has been pursuing initiatives under this thematic area aimed at enhancing good governance and democracy within Plumtree readmore

Environmental Conservation, Climate change awareness

At the center of PDT’s climate change interventions is access to information. PDT is convinced that one of the root causes of the community’s inability to respond promptly and appropriately to climate change is lack of access to relevant information which limits their capacity to basic crucial adaptation strategies and risk reduction measures. Although the organization currently does not have an exclusive project under the above thematic area, it uses off-air radio and its Bulk SMS and Social Media Platforms to share relevant information with communities of concern regards climate change.

Empowerment of vulnerable groups

PDT believes that to stimulate development which is truly sustainable in communities, women must be empowered to participate in all aspects of decision-making processes within communities through gender mainstreaming in development policy-making.PDT is working with grass root women and communities to eliminate oppressive and unfair cultural practices. readmore

Youth Development & Youth Empowerment

PDT recognizes the the involvement of young men and women in participatory decision-making and development processes as vital to achieving sustainable human development. PDT supports the capacity development of young people and the development of youth caucuses in government, parliament and other bodies.


Meet our dedicated passionate Plumtree Development Trust Team
Thomas  Sithole
Thomas Sithole
Executive Director
He is a development practitioner with over 10 years experience in community development ,a fellow of the prestigious US State Department's Community Solutions Programme, He has been a board member for various civil society organisations including the Zimbabwe Association for Community Radio Stations.
Bakidzanani Dube
Bakidzanani Dube
Content Strategist
He is a National University of Science and Technology (NUST) graduate with extensive experience in radio production. Currently he lectures part-time in the NUST faculty of Journalism.
Linketsang  Moyo
Linketsang Moyo
She is a fourth year Journalism and Media Studies Student at the National University of Science and Technology. She was attached as a communication for development intern at PDT between June 2015 and July 2016. She is passionate about radio production and community engagement.
Abigirl Khupe
Abigirl Khupe
Research & Information officer
She is a journalism and media graduate with experience in public relations and community development. She is passionate about corporate communications and community engagement
Schoolboy Ndlovu
Schoolboy Ndlovu
Finance & Admin Officer
Schoolboy has four years experience in finance and administration work. He is also consultant in agricultural projects.
Mondli Tshuma
Mondli Tshuma
He works as a part-time radio editor in the production team.
Programs Officer
is a civic Journalist with more than five years’ experience in digital journalism and community engagement. Dube is versatile journalist who has produced engaging journalistic content across all media platforms. He blogs on
Rejoice Nobubelo Nkomo
Rejoice Nobubelo Nkomo
She works as a Community Outreach and Engagement intern. She is currently studying Film and Theatre Arts at the Midlands State University. Nkomo is passionate about radio production and theatre for development.
Genius Moyo
Genius Moyo
is a fourth year Journalism and Media Studies Student at the National University of Science and Technology. He was attached as a Social & Digital Media intern at PDT and is passionate about radio production and social media management.
Moses Chuma
Moses Chuma
He is a Journalism and Media Studies student at the National University of Science and Technology. He is currently doing his practicum at PDT as a Social and Digital Media intern.


Read on about our latest developments

University of Getjenge Initiative

Elders in a ‘lubahhe’ meeting today discussing the University of Getjenge Initiative. Lubahhe is a community think tank comprising elders from Plumtree (Bulilima & Mangwe) who meet regularly to discuss community development issues. Local Associ...

Plumtree residents attend NPRC

Plumtree residents attending a National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) hearing at Plumtree Town Council Hall today, to discuss the bill brought before the parliament following the efforts by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Peace and Securi...


Recently, the Plumtree Town Council constructed a road round-about next to CABS bank. This has triggered mixed feelings amongst locals. Our biggest question: Do you think we (Plumtree community) needed this structure?...

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