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Stephen Ephraem
CHIPINGE – An upcoming drone engineer with a vision for great scientific feats has found a home where he is now taking drones into the space.
Donald Mazwati Mlambo (27) has been incorporated as a drone designer with an engineering company Blitztech Electronics.
Donald has joined a team of youthful engineers namely Einstein Makuyana, Brian Bvukumbwe, Thabiso Derembwe, Wallace Chimboza, Victor Watambwa and Max Sibanda at the Harare-based engineering company.
In an interview with TellZim News on Monday, Donald said he was excited by the clear prospects of success that he now has.
"I have been longing for an opportunity which would allow me to wake up in a workshop doing my electric engineering alongside other experts. My drones are now flying in the space. We are making drones for agricultural use," Mlambo said.
"We are still working on other designs for use in the film industry and police work. I am humbled by how our team is coming up with innovative ideas of simplifying drone technology. I urge young minds with a passion for electric engineering to be more focused. The future of engineering is in their hands," he said.
Mlambo studied physics, chemistry and biology at Gaza High School in Chipinge and Winhood College in Ruwa.
He developed a passion electrical engineering as he helped his father repair electric gadgets in a family shop in Chipinge town.
Mlambo started by making an amplifier in 2015 that took him two years to complete due to spare parts challenges. He later received a donation from ZimDigital which provided him with circuit boards, etching pens and chemicals.

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