Mduduzi Mathuthu is a journalist and the founder of a Zimbabwe UK-based popular online paper, New He is the current editor of Southern African focused newspaper The Southern Times. Mathuthu had gone to the United Kingdom in the early 2000s where he sought asylum after which he established New He only came back during the run-up to the July 31, 2013 elections. In October of the same year he was appointed editor of the state-controlled Chronicle replacing Itai Musengeyi. In May 2016, Mathuthu was transferred by Zimpapers to the Namibia to take up the post of Southern Times editor. The transfer to Namibia was widely viewed as a demotion apparently for having written an article on Gukurahundi that portrayed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the negative.[1]

Mduduzi Mathuthu
Mduduzi Mathuthu
Mduduzi Mathuthu
Born Mduduzi Mathuthu
  • Journalist
  • Entrepreneur
Known for Founding


Mathuthu attended Founders High School(Bulawayo) and Mzingwane High School, (Esigodini) for his secondary education. He holds the following qualifications

Journalism career

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Mathuthu used to work as a DailyNews correspondent in Bulawayo. In 2002 he went to the United Kingdom to pursue further education. In June the following year he set up the New Zimbabwe news website which became popular in the UK and eventually with Zimbabweans across the world.[3] His appointment as Chronicle editor ignited a huge debate with some saying his site was a Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) operation. It was also suggested that New Zimbabwe represented ZANU PF views and at times defended the abuses by the party and Robert Mugabe.[4]

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  1. Chronicle editor transferred over Gukurahundi story, The Chronicle, Published:20 May 2016, Retrieved: 20 May 2016
  2. Mathuthu confirmed as Chronicle editor, 'Zim Diaspora', Published: 13 Oct 2013, Retrieved: 15 May 2014
  3. JoAnn McGregor and Ranka Primorac, Zimbabwe's New Diaspora: Displacement and the Cultural Politics of Survival, Page: 188.JoAnn Magregor and Ranka Primorac', 2010.
  4. Tererai Karimatsenda, New Zimbabwe editor Mathuthu to “officially” work for state media, SW Radio Africa', Published: 14 Jan 2013, Retrieved: 15 May 2014