Radio Show Presenter, Businesswoman
Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa
Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa, Talk Show Hostess, Master of Ceremony (MC)
Born (1988-09-15) September 15, 1988 (age 33)
ResidenceHarare, Zimbabwe
Other namesRuvhi
EducationBachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Writing and Political Science, Diploma in Marketing
Alma materUniversity of Cape Town
OccupationRadio Show Presenter
Ceremony MC
EmployerZiFM Stereo
Parent(s)David Parirenyatwa (Father)
Choice Parirenyatwa (Mother)

Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa is a Talk Show host on ZiFM Stereo, a master of ceremony (MC) and a youth activist known mostly for her hard talk with guests on her radio show The Platform. She has interviewed both local and international business and political leaders. Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa is the daughter of Politician and Medical Doctor David Parirenyatwa.


Ruvheneko is the sixth child in a family of seven.[1] She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Writing and Political Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa.[2] She also successfully completed her Diploma in Marketing at the same university.[2]

Broadcasting Career

Ruvheneko claims that she launched her career whilst she was a student at UCT. She joined the university's radio station when she was in her second year as the Current Affairs Talk Show host.[3] From then onwards, Ruvheneko began to rise from obscurity. In November 2013, she was nominated to participate in the Africa Leadership Project which was to be launched in 2014 together with Psychology Maziwisa, Tawanda Mutyebere and Carl Joshua Ncube amongst other prominent Zimbabweans under 40.[4] She was the MC at the Miss Zimbabwe 2014 pageant. [3]

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Youth Activism

Ruveheneko is the Deputy Chairperson of the Harare Youth Council, an organisation which advances the plight of youths in Zimbabwe.[2]. Ruvheneko dismissed that she has not been tyrannised by his father in as far as her political affiliation is concerned. [1]

Fatal Accident

On 21 March 2014, Ruvheneko was involved in a fatal accident along Chiremba Road when a train which was coming from Mutare rammed into her car.[5] Fortunate enough, she did not sustain any injuries and she claimed that God protected her from perishing.[5] Some people however thought that there was a foul play.


Parirenyatwa Hospital (the largest in Harare) is named after her grandfather, Zimbabwe's liberation war hero Tichafa Samuel Parirenyatwa. She ranked at 23 amongst the 100 chosen Most Influential People in Zimbabwe under 40 in 2014.[2] She is also a businesswoman and she owns a shop which is situated at the Harare International Airport.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Silence Charumbira, Ruvheneko: Zim radio’s Iron Lady, "NewsDay", published:20 Nov 2014,retrieved:2 February 2015"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Prudence Muganiwah, Star Profile : Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa, "The Standard", published:15 Jun 2014,retrieved:2 February 2015"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Admire Kudita, Ruvhi makes a name for herself, "Southern Eye", published:29 Jun 2014,retrieved:2 February 2015"
  4. Walter Chimene, Young Zimbabweans Nominated for African Leadership Project, "Zimba Blog", published:1 Nov 2013,retrieved:2 February 2015"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ruvhi Parirenyatwa Tells Horror Train Crash Story, "Zimbo Jam", published:27 Mar 2014,retrieved:2 February 2015"