Mr Perekai Simbarashe Mapanga did his secondary education at Gokomere High School. He then joined the Police force where he served from November 1980 to April 1988.
He left to join the Office of the Controller and Auditor General as an External Auditor where he worked up to August 1990 when he joined Agricultural Rural Development Authority(ARDA) as an Internal Auditor.
In March 1994 Mr Mapanga left to assume the role of Chain Credit Controller with Edgars Stores Limited.
There he rose through the ranks and was promoted to Regional Manager, Regional Administrator and later became the Group Security and Audit Manager.
In May 2005, Perekai moved to Hwange Colliery Company as the Risk and Audit Manager, a post he relinquished when he was appointed Acting Estates Manager in February 2009.
Perekai is a holder of a Higher National Diploma in Accounting, an Associate with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a Masters Degree in Business Administration(Solusi University) and is a registered Public Accountant in Zimbabwe.
He is married to Rosyline and the couple are blessed with five girls.