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.

The Herald
The Herald Logo.jpg
TypeInternet Publication & Daily Newspaper
HeadquartersHarare, Zimbabwe
Sister newspapersThe Sunday Mail,
The Chronicle,
The Manica Post,
Southern Times



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.



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]

Some Articles About The Herald

Herald Editor Zindoga Says He’s Sworn To Defend The Country From Foreign Forces Sun Jun 23 2019

Rozaria Memorial Trust Threatens To Sue The Herald Sat May 18 2019

Briggs Bomba Threatens Legal Action Against The Herald Fri May 17 2019

See more news on The Herald


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