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The Herald is a government-owned daily newspaper published under the Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zim Papers) stable in Harare. It is also the country's oldest newspaper still in print.


Named the Mashonaland Herald, the newspaper was launched by Willliam Fairbrigde in 1891 for the Argus Group of South Africa.[1] After the country attained independence, the government bought the paper from the Argus group. In October 1982 the paper changed its name to Rhodesian Herald.

Its first black editor was Willie Musarurwa.


In 2013 Ceaser Zvayi was appointed the editor deputized by Mabasa Sasa.


The Zimbabwe All Media Products Survey (ZAMPS) of 2011 and 2012 ranked the paper as the most widely read with 916 714 and 799 950 (31 per cent) readers respectively.[2]


  1. Herald Newspaper Information
  2. The Herald Most Complete, Balanced Newspaper - Survey