This is definitely good news for the bleeding sector, Hon Supa Mandiwanzira has just been appointed the new ICT , Postal and Courier Services minister.
He becomes the third minister inside three years to head the fastest growing sector, not only in Zimbabwe but also ranked top world over as we say farewell to Hon Shamu
For starters, he has the energy, he has been highly advocating for the digitalisation of his ex ministry, the broadcasting sector and i have once listened to him warning the sector to “adapt or Die,” as technology takes its tour.
By Toneo Tonderai Rutsito
He has been the force behind the establishment of Zimbabwe`s first private owned radio station, ZiFm Sterio.
Let me put another feather on his cap, He has an active Twitter @SupaCollinsM! This may sound spiced up but this is what really matters in this highly technological sector.
I guess his warning will remain true, adapt or Die!
Supa Mandiwanzira was the Deputy Minister of Information and publicity in Zimbabwe and was formerly the President of the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), a business association that promotes Zimbabwean economic growth.
Having started his career working in financial print media, he subsequently moved to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), for five years as a business and financial reporter before enrolling in a Masters Degree in International Journalism with the City University of London. There, he worked for the BBC and Reuters financial Television, as well as becoming the Londoncorrespondent of Summit Television, a new business news channel based in South Africa jointly owned by the Financial Times from London and Times Media Ltd of South Africa.
Mandiwanzira was then managing director of the African Business Connections until 2002 when he became chief executive officer ofMighty Movies, following the purchase of the company from its original shareholders. He then worked for SABC, South Africa’s State broadcaster, as the Zimbabwe Correspondent. Mandiwanzira joined the Al Jazeera English news channel as Zimbabwe correspondent.
Recently, he has left the channel to pursue his growing media interests which include Civil Construction, Mining, Property Development,cinemas, radio and television production, and newspapers. He won a National Assembly seat on the ZANU-PF ticket in Nyanga South and was appointed to serve as the Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Publicity.
He appeared on the BBC’s HARDtalk television program on May 13th, 2014, defending the Zimbabwean government’s recent policies.