Reuben Barwe
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Alma materUniversity of Botswana
EmployerZimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation

Reuben Barwe is a Zimbabwean journalist. He is known mostly for his employment with ZBC as a chief correspondent and diplomatic correspondent. He has widely travelled around Zimbabwe and around the world.


Barwe went to school in Zimbabwe and Nigeria. He also went to the University of Botswana where he studied English and History. [1]


Upon Barwe's return from the University of Botswana, Barwe became a teacher for a short period of time. He then joined the Ministry of Information as an Information Officer around 1985. Barwe then started a Diploma in Mass communication at Harare Polytechnic. He eventually moved to Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) in 1987 as a reporter. He has been with ZBC since. Barwe retired officially as a full-time employee at ZBC in September 2013. ZBC, however, had him continue on under a new contract. [2]

Farm Mechanisation Scheme

In July 2020, Reuben Barwe was listed, in the BSR of 18 July 2020, as a beneficiary in the 2007 RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme, as a result of the Fast Track Land Reform Programme.

The data is analysed by recipients origin:.

  • Mashonaland provinces had the most beneficiaries, both in terms of numbers and value.

Mashonaland East got US$47,5 million,
Mashonaland West US$44,7 million
Mashonaland Central had US$34,2 million.

  • Two Matebeleland provinces had a combined total of US$13,9 million.
  • Masvingo US$26,4 million,
  • Manicaland US$18 million
  • Midlands US$14 million.

Reuben Barwe is listed under the thematic group “Politically Exposed Persons”. He received a loan of US$79,607.00. [3]


  • Barwe is also a farmer and his farm is in Norton. He benefited from the Land Reform Programme that started in the late 90s. He said the Land reform programmer was the highest point in his career.[1]
  • Barwe has said that he refused to be a corrupt journalist, never accepting 'brown envelopes'. He attributed this to his success.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Masceline Bondamakara, Living legends, Reuben Barwe, Living Legends, Published:25 March 2017, Retrieved: 20 May 2018
  2. Chengetai Zvauya, ZBC Turns Down Barwe Resignation, Daily News, Published:8 October 2013, Retrieved: 20 May 2018
  3. loan of US$325,368.00-Farm-Mechanisation-Scheme BSR EXCLUSIVE: Beneficiaries of the RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme], Big Saturday Read, Published: 18 July 2020 Retrieved: 18 July 2020