Vimbayi Kajese

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Vimbayi Kajese is a Zimbabwean journalist who first came to international attention as a news presenter for China Central Television's CCTV-9 from 2009-2011.[1] She was the first African anchorwoman in the station's history, and her success helped pave the way for the network's expanded presence on the continent, and eventual launch of programs like Africa Live from its Nairobi Bureau which was established in 2012.


Kajese first visited China in 2004, and decided to move to Beijing in 2006. She became one of CCTV-9's early morning news presenters three years later.[2] She also went to North Park Primary School in Mt. Pleasant, Harare. She left CCTV in October 2011, and later began organizing conferences and events aimed at promoting international friendship between various African and Chinese communities, including entrepreneurs and students.


  1. ^ Swire, Dominic; Wang Wei (2010-02-15). "Interview: Vimbayi Kajese, CCTV's First Black Anchorwoman". China Radio International. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  2. ^ "VIMBAYI KAJESE: The Face of Africa for China and China for Africa". China Central Television. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 

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