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Tatenda Prosper Chitagu

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Tatenda Chitagu is a Zimbabwean Journalist with close to ten years’ experience. He writes for the biggest privately owned daily paper, The Newsday, as well as its two sister weeklies, The Standard and The Independent.

Tatenda is based in the southern city of Masvingo and is an all-rounder. He has been with The Newsday since the paper’s launch in 2010. Before that, he was a news editor for the country’s biggest privately owned regional paper, The Masvingo Mirror, and was also a freelance for an international radio station and a national news agency.

Tatenda holds an Msc in Media and Society Studies from the Midlands State University.

In 2015, he won the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) Best Human Rights Defender Journalist of the Year Award for his consistent and sterling coverage of the sad plight of 18 000 people displaced by construction of Zimbabwe’s biggest inland dam, Tokwe Mukosi, in the southern part of the country.

Tatenda is also the current winner of the Haller Prize for Development Journalism award in Sub- saharan Africa.