Fati Mpofu joined the Colliery from African Associated Mines in August 1982 as a departmental personnel officer.He served in that capacity for two years before being promoted to the position of chief industrial relations officer in 1984.Four years later he was elevated to industrial relations and manpower manager and worked up to September 2003 and he briefly left the Colliery for the Bulawayo based Ingwebu Breweries as human resources manager.
His heart was however still with the Colliery and he bounced back in 2004 as the human resources manager. Mr Mpofu’s illustrious career started in the classroom when as a teacher in Hwange from 1976 to 1977 after having completed a teacher training course at United College of Education (Bulawayo) in 1975. A trained social from the University of Zimbabwe, Mr Mpofu holds Bachelor of Administration Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from University of South Africa (UNISA). He had a short stint with Jairos Jiri Association as a Welfare Officer from 1981 to 1982 before he left to assume a similar post with AA Mines in the then Shabani.