|Birth||30 October 1938|
|Death||15 July 2016 (Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe)|
Charles Munhamo Utete (October 30, 1938 – July 15, 2016) was a Zimbabwean academic. He was the Chairman of Cairns Holdings Ltd. since January 2007 He served as a Director at Seed Co. Ltd.H e retired from government in 2003. He had been a Director at Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Ltd. since September 2009
He was born in Chivu and went to primary school in Kwenda Mission school. He studied at the University of Zimbabwe. After completing his first degree he traveled to Boston, Massachusetts in the United States where he completed an Masters in Political Science at Tufts University. He then enrolled at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada until 1971 where he completed an MA and PhD in International Relations and Public Administration. Utete died on 15 July 2016. He collapsed at his Highlands home in Harare. Zanu-PF declared him a national hero and he became the first civil servant to be buried to the National Heroes Acre.