Chawapiwa was a free agent after being offloaded by South African premiership side Sekhukhune United in February last year.
Former Hwange and ZPC Kariba forward Vassili Kawe, Hugh Chikosa who was with Bulawayo Chiefs have also signed for Simba Bhora.
The ambitious Shamva based club is also set to wrap up the signing of CAPS United defender Valentine Musarurwa and Arthur ‘Diego’ Musiyiwa from Bulawayo Chiefs.
Simba Bhora are this week also expected to unveil former Dynamos chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa as the new club chairman.
The club has released veterans Brighton Tuwaya and Hardlife Zvirekwi who were part of the Northern Region Soccer League championship title winning squad.