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Radio Show Presenter, Businesswoman
Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa
Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa, Talk Show Hostess, Master of Ceremony (MC)
Born (1988-09-15) September 15, 1988 (age 28)
Residence Harare, Zimbabwe
Other names Ruvhi
Education Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Writing and Political Science, Diploma in Marketing
Alma mater University of Cape Town
Occupation Radio Show Presenter
Master of Ceremony MC
Religion Christianity
Spouse(s) Basil Mafara
Parents David Parirenyatwa (Father)
Choice Parirenyatwa (Mother)
Relatives Tichafa Samuel Parirenyatwa

Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa is a Zimbabwean radio personality, master of ceremony (MC) and a youth activist known mostly for her hard hitting interviews with guests on her former radio show with ZiFM Stereo, The Platform. She is also former ZiFM Stereo Programming Manager. She has interviewed both local and international business and political leaders. Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa is the daughter of politician and medical doctor, David Parirenyatwa.

Read: Ruvheneko interviews Olinda Chapel, 14 February 2017


Ruvheneko was born on 15 September 1988 to David Parirenyatwa and Choice Parirenyatwa and is the sixth child in a family of seven.[1] She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Writing and Political Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa.[2] She also successfully completed her Diploma in Marketing at the same university.[2] Ruvheneko is married to Basil Mafara.[3]

Broadcasting career

Ruvheneko claims that she launched her career whilst she was a student at UCT. She joined the university's radio station when she was in her second year as the Current Affairs Talk Show host.[4] From then onwards, Ruvheneko began to rise from obscurity. In November 2013, she was nominated to participate in the Africa Leadership Project which was to be launched in 2014 together with Psychology Maziwisa, Tawanda Mutyebere and Carl Joshua Ncube amongst other prominent Zimbabweans under 40.[5] She was the MC at the Miss Zimbabwe 2014 pageant.[4]

In November 2016, Ruvheneko resigned from ZiFM Stereo citing a frustrating workplace as the reason. Earlier in the year, she had clashed with her employer after she suggested on Twitter that a guest had been imposed on her talk show program where she was interviewing Evan Mawarire.

Ruvheneko returned to the public light on 9 Janauary 2017, when she had an exclusive interview with Stunner who was going through domestic issues with wife Olinda Chapel

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Youth Activism

Ruvheneko is the Deputy Chairperson of the Harare Youth Council, an organisation which advances the plight of youths in Zimbabwe.[2] Ruvheneko dismissed that she has not been tyrannised by her father in as far as her political affiliation is concerned.[1]

Train Accident

On 21 March 2014, Ruvheneko was involved in an accident along Chiremba Road when a train which was coming from Mutare rammed into her car.[6] Fortunately enough, she did not sustain any injuries.[6]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Silence Charumbira, Ruvheneko: Zim radio’s Iron Lady, "NewsDay", published:20 Nov 2014,retrieved:2 February 2015"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Prudence Muganiwah, Star Profile : Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa, The Standard, Published:15 Jun 2014, Retrieved:2 February 2015
  3. ZiFM’s Ruvhi Parirenyetwa Gets Engaged, 3MOB, Published: 26 Dec 2013, Retrieved: 3 February 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 Admire Kudita, Ruvhi makes a name for herself, "Southern Eye", published:29 Jun 2014,retrieved:2 February 2015"
  5. Walter Chimene, Young Zimbabweans Nominated for African Leadership Project, Zimba Blog, Published:1 Nov 2013, Retrieved:2 February 2015
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ruvhi Parirenyatwa Tells Horror Train Crash Story, "Zimbo Jam", published:27 Mar 2014,retrieved:2 February 2015"