Gweru based land developer with some of the largest residential stands schemes in the Midlands Province; Smelly Dube will this year make history by becoming the first Zimbabwean woman to receive an International honorary accolade from Leading Women International in collaboration with the International Women’s University and the Women’s Heritage Society World Organisation.
This accolade is for her excellent business leadership acumen, entrepreneurship and contribution to humanity.
Dr Dube will be receiving this award, in particular for her philanthropic work of constantly helping the vulnerable with various things including building homes.
The name River Valley Properties has become synonymous with Dr Smelly Dube who is the Chief Executive; popularly known for her belligerent approach to business which has over the years taken her company to incredible altitudes.
Over the years she has scooped various awards in recognition of her leadership skills and her ability to stand out as a distinct woman who has contributed a lot to inspire fellow women as well as making a difference in the society.
Dr Smelly Dube has even graced international business awards stages, where she is progressively writing her own unique life history.
River Valley Properties has been into private property development business for several years where they are focused on land clearing and other projects.
To date, her company has a stand-alone civil engineering department and has also since diverted from being just a private property development company to a civil engineering company too.
The company has won several Government and local authorities’ tenders to tar and redo most roads in the Midlands and Matabeleland provinces including tarring about four kilometres of the Mberengwa-West Michelson Highway.
Dr Dube through her company has also renewed roads in Lupane and has also completed Government funded Jobs in Bulilima and Mangwe districts among other projects.
This tenacious woman who was at some point rumoured to be widowed, has received a fair share of negative headlines in local media therefore if indeed all her previous allegations are true then this calls for them to be carefully looked into if she is receiving this global award.
Our report however has nothing to do with the negative allegations but for the work she steadily continues to do in the community and leaving readers to conclude for themselves.