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Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa Biography| Age, Education, Personal Life, Career

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Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa Biography| Age, Education, Personal Life, Career

Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa is widely recognized as a radio personality, Master of Ceremony (MC), and passionate youth activist.

She has garnered immense fame for her impactful interviews on her previous radio show with ZiFM Stereo, where she fearlessly tackled pressing issues and engaged guests in thought-provoking discussions.


Ruvheneko was born on 15 September 1988.

Personal Life

Ruvheneko is the daughter of David Parirenyatwa and Choice Parirenyatwa. Within her family, she holds the position of the sixth child among seven siblings.


Ruvheneko attended Chisipite Senior School for her high school education.

Following that, she pursued her higher education at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Writing, and Political Science from UCT, and concurrently completed a Diploma in Marketing at the same institution.

Additionally, Ruvheneko undertook studies in International Relations at the University of Zimbabwe from 2016 to 2018, further broadening her academic pursuits and knowledge in the field.

Marriage And Divorce

Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa initiated divorce proceedings through the High Court, citing that she had been separated from her husband, Basil Mafara, since 2016.

In her filing, she conveyed to the court that both she and her estranged husband had experienced a loss of affection for one another, and there appeared to be no possibility of reconciliation.

Their marriage, solemnized on the 19th of April 2014 in Harare, was conducted under the out-of-community-of-property system. It is worth noting that the couple did not have any children during their union.

Pregnancy Announcement

On March 5, 2022, Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa joyfully shared the news that she was pregnant. However, it was reported that she lost the twins after giving birth.


According to Ruvheneko, she kickstarted her career during her time as a student at UCT (University of Cape Town).

She became associated with the university’s radio station during her second year and took on the role of hosting the Current Affairs Talk Show.

Following her initial breakthrough, Ruvheneko’s career started to ascend from relative anonymity.

In November 2013, she received a nomination to take part in the Africa Leadership Project, an initiative scheduled to be launched in 2014.

The project boasted the participation of notable Zimbabweans under the age of 40, including Psychology Maziwisa, Tawanda Mutyebere, and Carl Joshua Ncube.

Additionally, she took on the role of Master of Ceremony (MC) at the Miss Zimbabwe 2014 pageant, a prominent event that showcased the beauty and talent of Zimbabwean women.

In November 2016, Ruvheneko decided to resign from her position at ZiFM Stereo. She expressed that the workplace had become a source of frustration for her, ultimately leading to her departure.

Before her resignation, Ruvheneko had encountered a conflict with her employer. This dispute arose when she took to Twitter to express her opinion that a guest had been imposed on her talk show program, specifically during her interview with Evan Mawarire.

Ruvheneko made a notable comeback to the limelight on January 9, 2017, with an exclusive interview featuring Stunner.

During this interview, Stunner, a well-known Zimbabwean artist, discussed his domestic issues with his then-wife, Olinda Chapel, which revolved around his relationship with Dyonne Tafirenyika.

In September 2019, Ruvheneko took on the role of Director of Corporate Communications at ZBC (Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation).

However, her tenure at the organization came to an abrupt end on April 26, 2020, when she was unexpectedly terminated by Josaya Tayi, the Chairman of the board.

Ruvheneko’s departure from ZBC was initially kept confidential, but the information came to light in July 2020.

However, in 2021, she made a comeback on ZBC, assuming the role of host for the talk show titled “The Link.”

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