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Ruvheneko keeps shining

Award-winning radio personality Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa may be off the airwaves, but she has not lifted the foot off the success pedal. She graduated with a Master of Science in International Relations degree at the University of Zimbabwe last Wednesday.

By Kennedy Nyavaya

Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa

Parirenyatwa, who recently turned 30, tendered an unprecedented resignation at a local radio station amid rumours that she was pushed out following a daring political programme in the wake of the August 1 army killings in Harare.

Speaking to The Standard Style on Thursday, Parirenyatwa, who was in the same class with Environment minister Prisca Mupfumira as well as politicians Justice Mayor Wadyajena and Zalera Makari, expressed elation over completing the programme.

“I needed to do it because I felt my mind needed a challenge or like an unfit body, my mind needed a bit of a workout,” she said, adding that it was not an easy road given “all the commitments we have”.

The new accomplishment was an addition to her first degree, a BA in Media and Political Science, from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and according to her, it will be useful in her career.

“What I know is this Master’s will be used in the next chapter of my life. International Relations explains our entire world order, so it gives a deeper insight into the news and current affairs that we consume daily,” she said, refusing to disclose her next step.

“Not ready [to talk about the next move] yet,” she said.

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