On this day in 1972, Supa Mandiwanza was born in Mutare. He started his career as a journalist and serve d as Cabinet Minister from 2014 to 2018. During his journalism days he worked for a local newspaper, The Manica Post. This was after attending journalism school at Harare Polytechnic, and having worked for The Herald in Harare, primarily covering financial matters. Subsequently, he worked for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) for five years as a business and financial reporter. He then completed a master’s degree in International Journalism at the City University of London. Whilst in London, he worked for the BBC and Reuters financial Television, as well as becoming the London correspondent of Summit Television, then a new business news channel based in South Africa jointly owned by the Financial Times from London and Times Media Ltd of South Africa.