Hon Clifford Hlatywayo is the holder of a Masters degree in Public administration after obtaining a BSC Hons Degree in Administration both from the University of Zimbabwe.

Hon Hlatywayo was the MDC Youth Assembly Spokesperson from 2011 to 2014 and then took up the post of Shadow Minister of Sports between 2014-2018.

In 2018 Hon Hlatywayo won his seat as the MDC-A’s MP for Chipinge South constituency and also held the position of Deputy Secretary of Local Government and Devolution from August 2018 until May 2020 when he was appointed Deputy Secretary of Communications.