Rumbidzai Takawira Biography| Age, Education, Career, Sport
Rumbidzai Takawira was born on January 11, 1990, in Harare.
Growing up in Harare, she received her early education at Eaglesvale Primary and Secondary School. Showing a passion for journalism, she pursued her dreams by studying journalism at CCOSA Journalism School.
Rumbidzai Takawira’s career in the media industry took off in 2010 when she started by doing announcements during the COTTCO Rugby Festival, now known as the Dairibord Zimbabwe Rugby Festival. In August 2012, Rumbidzai decided to audition for a role in radio news at ZBC TV and began her journey in radio broadcasting. She served as a Sub-Editor for news and current affairs at both PowerFM and Classic 263 from October 2012 until 2017. In the following years, from 2017 to 2018, Rumbidzai took on additional responsibilities as a Producer and Presenter for the Actualities bulletins.
In July 2013, she anchored the early morning news bulletin on ZBC TV, titled “Good Morning Zimbabwe.” From May 2014 until February 2020, Rumbidzai became the leading anchor for the prime time News Hour bulletin at 8 pm, now known as the Main News. Her popularity on social media earned her the nickname “News Bae.” Recognizing her expertise, in July 2019, she was appointed as the acting Diplomatic Correspondent for ZBC TV, covering important diplomatic events and news until May 2020.
Rumbidzai Takawira is also a remarkable entrepreneur and brand ambassador. In 2018, she was honored with the appointment as the Anti-Poaching brand ambassador for WildAid and The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, supporting wildlife preservation. In June 2020, she was appointed as the Head of Communications, Corporate Affairs, and Spokesperson for the Judicial Service Commission of Zimbabwe.
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Rumbidzai Takawira is a highly skilled Karateka, holding an impressive 2nd Kyu brown belt. She represented Zimbabwe at the prestigious World Karate Championships in Shizuoka, Japan, in 2016. She also participated in the Second All Africa SO-Kyokushin Full Contact Karate Regional Tournament in Chitungwiza in 2017.