Beatrice Tonhodzayi
Beatrice Tonhodzayi Biography
Known forBeing a journalist

Beatrice Tonhodzayi-Ngondo is a Zimbabwean award-winning journalist. Tonhodzayi-Ngondo has worked with Zimpapers in different portfolios and has served on various boards.


In November 2014, Beatrice Tonhodzayi was part of a nine-member National Aids Council (NAC) board appointed by Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa. On March 4, 2019, new Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo dissolved the NAC board following concerns by stakeholders on the appointment of the board, which was deemed improper.[1] During her time on the NAC board, Tonhodzayi was Vice-chairperson.[2]

In May 2016, Tonhodzayi was appointed public relations and corporate affairs manager for Zimpapers. Tonhodzayi has worked with Zimpapers in different portfolios starting off as a reporter at The Herald and moving onto the company’s first commercial radio project; Star FM at its inception in 2012 where she was heading News and Current Affairs.[3]

She became a Senior Health Reporter and started a weekly column Let's Talk About AIDS where she demonstrated her passion for health communication and made her win an Auxillia Chimusoro award.

Tonhodzayi later joined the Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) as a Programme Officer responsible for media.[4]

Tonhodzayi-Ngondo has also worked in the NGO sector doing HIV programming and training. She served on the Zimparks Board serving in the Finance and Business Development Commitees respectively. In June 2021, she joined APO Group as an Account Manager.[5]


Beatrice Tonhodzayi-Ngondo has received a number of awards including the 2017 Megafast Oustanding Public Relations Leader of the Year Award. In 2018, Total Media recognised Bea to be among the 20 successful Zimbabwean women in business and marketing.[4]


  1. Ruth Chipayi, New NAC, Forestry boards appointed, The Herald, Published: November 7, 2014, Retrieved: April 27, 2022
  2. Wongai Zhangazha, Fighting HIV, Aids a success story, The Independent, Published: October 2, 2015, Retrieved: April 27, 2022
  3. Zimpapers makes senior appointments, The Herald, Published: May 24, 2016, Retrieved: April 27, 2022
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hellen Venganai, Beatrice Tonhodzayi The Media Guru, Women's Voice Zimbabwe, Published: April 12, 2021, Retrieved: April 27, 2022
  5. Beatrice Tonhodzayi, LinkedIn, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: April 27, 2022