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SUPA MANDIWANZIRA Zimbabwe journalist

Supa Mandiwanzira is the current Minister for Information, Communication and Technology and Courier Services and was formerly the Deputy Minister of Information in Zimbabwe.
Having started his career working in financial print media, he subsequently moved to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), for five years as a business and financial reporter before enrolling for a Masters Degree in International Journalism with the City University of London. Whilst in London, he worked for the BBC and Reuters financial Television, as well as becoming the London correspondent of Summit Television, then a new business news channel based in South Africa jointly owned by the Financial Times from London and Times Media Ltd of South Africa.
Mandiwanzira was the managing director of the Africa Business Communications until 2002 when he became chief executive officer of Mighty Movies, following the purchase of the company from its original shareholders. He then worked for SABC, South Africa’s State broadcaster, as the Zimbabwe Correspondent. Mandiwanzira joined the Al Jazeera English news channel as Zimbabwe correspondent. He left Al Jazeera to concentrate his business interests which included Civil Construction, Mining, Property Development,cinemas, radio and television production, and newspapers. He won a National Assembly seat on the ZANU-PF ticket in Nyanga South and was appointed to serve as the Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Publicity.
He appeared on the BBC’s HARDtalk television program on May 13, 2014, defending the Zimbabwean government’s recent policies.

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