The 21-year-old law student from Zimbabwe defeated main rival Andy Hunter of Ignite for the top job and will be sworn in on December 1.
Earlier on Friday, the Guild announced that fellow Growth for Guild party member Nelson Mukuvare was elected unopposed as the international student representative.
Mr Mashumba told The Bounce: “It feels great, I am really humbled because so many people voted, the elections have never had this much student attention and turnout and I appreciate everyone who voted for me, especially my team as I would not have been able to do it without them.“I think what the election showed is that we were able to engage with students and that probably will be useful for when we end up organising social events in the future.” Both Guild leaders have promised to increase the number of social events at Murdoch University – a core element throughout their election campaign. Mr Mukuvare believes creating more social events will unite students and enhance their university experience. “We want to try to create more social events, to bring everyone close together and to create memories for students from the first day they walk in on campus to the day they graduate,” Mr Mukuvare said. It’s a massive win for Growth for Guild, which won all three key Guild executive positions. Mr Mashumba will begin work over the summer holidays. “Next year is going to be a busy year, it’s going to be a very different year, we will change the social aspect of Murdoch and I want to get every student involved.”