Garikai Mafirakureva is based in Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe. I am an experienced journalist and former Editor of The Mirror newspaper based in Masvingo. I was a 2011 Reporter of the year finalists in the National Journalist Merit Awards (NJAMA). I speak English and Shona fluently. I have experience in covering the latest political events and unearthing corrupt activities. Although I am based in Masvingo town, I will be travelling frequently to rural areas. I am consistent when it comes to creating and developing stories and ideas for print, editing, writing and web-based projects. Able to pick a story at a moment's notice and able meet tight deadlines.
Corruption so deep rooted in Zimbabwean institutions including local government. This led to the withdrawal of UNICEF from a water project in which they had injected $646 000.
Superstitious beliefs still part of Zimbabwean culture
White farmers still kicked out of farms without compensation.
Story about a town in the remote area of Masvingo province that honoured Commercial Sex Workers.