Reuben Barwe

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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 as on a new contract. [2]


  • 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