Bornwell Chakaodza
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DiedFebruary 1, 2012(2012-02-01)
St Annes Hospital
Cause of deathCancer
Spouse(s)Emma Chakaodza

Bornwell Chakaodza was a journalist and former editor of The Herald at Zimpapers. He was also former editor of The Standard as well as a columnist for The Financial Gazette. Chakodza lectured journalism at Christian College of Southern Africa and at Harare Polytechnic.

He died in on 01 February 2012. At the time of his death, he was deputy chairman of the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe.


Chakaodza was a journalist with the Rhodesian Herald in the 70s.

Chakaodza lectured journalism at the Christian College of Southern Africa and Harare Polytechnic in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was appointed Director of Information in the then Ministry of Information, Posts and Telecommunications in 1993. In 1998 he was appointed The Herald editor and doubled as the managing director of Zimpapers Newspapers Division. He, however, was dismissed from the Herald reportedly after differing with then Minister of Information Jonathan Moyo on his editorial stance. [1]

Bornwell Chakaodza

He was also appointed to the ZBC board in March 2000. Chakaodza left The Herald in August 2000 and later assumed editorship of The Standard between 2002 and 2005.


Chakodza died at a hospital in Harare on 1 February 2012 following a long struggle with bowel cancer.


  1. Mathew Takaona,Remembering the doyen of Zimbabwe media, NewsDay, Published: 3 May 2012 , Retrieved: 08 Jan 2019