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Nevanji Madanhire
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BornNevanji Ernest Sivengwa Mutizwa Madanhire[1]
(1961-09-19)September 19, 1961
EducationGokomere High School, University of Zimbabwe
  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Editor
Years active1990 - present

Nevanji Madanhire is an writer, author, journalist and editor who has been in the Zimbabwe publishing industry since 1990 and was until recently the Newsday editor.


Born Nevanji Ernest Sivengwa Mutizwa Madanhire on 19 September 1961 in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.

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Madanhire did his secondary education at Gokomere High School before moving to the University of Zimbabwe where he attained a bachelor's degree in English between 1981 and 1982.[2]

Work Experience

He started his journalism career in 1990 after which he was appointed Editor in Chief at The Financial Gazette in 1996, which was the only independent newspaper at the time. Two years later, he was part of the team that founded The Daily News. Nevanji Madanhire was the founding editor of The Business Tribune, which quickly grew its readership and circulation because of its fierce independence before it was banned in 2004. He became the country editor of a London-based NGO, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. There, he built up a team of ten journalists, which gave the world fresh insights into the Zimbabwean crisis. January 2010, he became the editor of the weekly Sunday newspaper, The Standard. He has published two books, Goatsmell (1993) and If the Wind Blew (1995).

Notable Works

He has published short stories in anthologies such as Writing Still (2003), All Creatures Great and Small (2006) and Mazambuko (2011)


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  1. Africa Tribune Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd and Others v Media and Information Commission and Another, ZimLII.org, Published: 21 Jul 2004, Retrieved: 24 Mar 2015
  2. Nevanji Madanhire, Linkedin, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: March 24, 2015