Kudzanai Gerede is a journalist based in Harare, Zimbabwe with interest in political, business and financial analysis, community reporting as well as climate change solution based reporting. I have 10 years experience in journalism and won several journalistic awards including best coal and gas reporter of the year, best agricultural finance award of the year among others. I am a Thomson Reuters Alumni Wealth of Nations investigative journalism program. I have previously work and written for local and international publications which includes Zenger News and also commented on African issues on Radio France Internationale among others.
The story explores life of a migrant descendant in Zimbabwe who is pushed into the fringes of society because they do not have documents to support their citizenship hence cannot access basic services such as healthcare, banking and education.
The story is an investigation into smuggling of illicit alcohol into Zimbabwe exposing how much counterfeit products come at a cost to developing countries evading tax, toxic health implications and affecting local companies manufacturing the same product