Terrence Mapurisana is a Zimbabwean award-winning broadcaster and journalist.


Mapurisana has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies, a National Diploma in Journalism, and a Diploma in Public Relations from the Zimbabwe Institute of Public Relations.

He also holds several media certificates and diplomas.[1]


Mapurisana started his career at Parade magazine as an editor and writer. He also wrote for a series of popular trade magazines within the Thomson Publications stable from 1996 to 1998.

After his stint with Parade, Mapurisana joined Zimpapers as a columnist for the Scribe’s Scroll Arts Section in The Herald. He also wrote for The Sunday Mail Magazine, writing Jazz Corner and other entertainment columns. Mapurisana has written for Look and Listen, Mahogany, the Edgars magazine among many others.

He also had a spell in public relations, focused on writing for media and house journals. In 2002 I moved into broadcast media, joining ZBC as an arts editor before being promoted to arts correspondent.

He later became assistant news editor and, in 2019, he took up a new role as a deputy news editor for the news and current affairs department. In May 2020 he was promoted to the exciting post of station manager of Classic 263 Radio. Mapurisana was auditioned soon after leaving school and kicked off his first Sunday show on Radio 3 as a guest DJ in 1993.

He also sits on the Board of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services.[1]


Mapurisana has won the Best Arts Journalist (electronic media) and Best Journalist (electronic media) in the National Journalism and Media Awards, as well as several National Arts Merit Awards.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mapurisana recalls broadcasting experience, The Herald, Published: January 21, 2021, Retrieved: January 21, 2021