The Herald

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The Herald
The Herald Logo.jpg
TypeInternet Publication & Daily Newspaper
Owner(s)Zimpapers
PublisherZimpapers
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersHarare, Zimbabwe
Sister newspapersThe Sunday Mail,
Kwayedza,
The Chronicle,
The Manica Post,
Southern Times
Websiteherald.co.zw

The Herald is a daily newspaper and internet publication published under the Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers) stable in Harare. It is also the country's oldest newspaper still in print.

Origins

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.

Editors

Readership

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]

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