Supa Mandiwanzira

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Supa Collins Mandiwanzira
Deputy Minister for Information, Media and Publicity
In office
September 10, 2013 – Incumbent
Member of the
House of Assembly (Zimbabwe)
from Nyanga South
In office
July 31, 2013 – Incumbent
Personal details
Political party ZANU-PF
Alma mater Harare Polytechnic
City University of London
Profession Journalist, Businessman

Supa Mandiwanzira is the currently the Deputy Minister of Information in Zimbabwe and was formerly the President of the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), a business association that promotes Zimbabwean economic growth.

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 in a Masters Degree in International Journalism with the City University of London. There, he worked for the BBC and Reuters financial Television, as well as becoming the London correspondent of Summit Television, 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 then managing director of the African Business Connections until 2002 when he became chief executive officer of Mighty Movies, following the purchase of the company from its original shareholders.[1] 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. Recently, he has left the channel to pursue his growing media interests which include 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 13th, 2014, defending the Zimbabwean government's recent policies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Supa Mandiwanzira profile Nehanda radio, Zimbabwe
  2. ^ "Why civil service pay is doubling in Zimbabwe". BBC World News. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 

The former SABC and Aljazeera Zimbabwe correspondent has also recently launched ZiTV online through his Mighty Movies company.