Zvimba before proceeding to train as a High School Teacher at Belvedere Teachers' College where he majored in Mathematics and Computer Science. After graduating at Belvedere as the Best Overall Student with a distinction in Mathematics in 1993, he went on to teach at Chemachinda High School and later at Langham High School. Meanwhile he decided to follow his dream to be an Accountant. He embarked on his CIS studies and passed all courses on offer. He also completed a Masters degree in Business Administration before resigning from the teaching profession to join Chinhoyi University of Technology as an Administrative Assistant in charge of Creditors and Insurance. At CUT, he rose through the ranks to become Assistant Bursar in charge of Accounting before being promoted to the post of Farm Accountant where he excelled beyond any reasonable doubt. Further promotion came in his way when he was appointed Deputy Bursar for Projects and Specific Funds before rising to become Acting Bursar and finally University Bursar. This is a clear case of performance-based promotion where a person is rewarded for his hard work, humility, resilience, honesty, dedication, exemplary conduct, passion and unparalleled loyalty to service. In 2016, he completed PhD studies in Management.
Obert is married to Joyce and the couple has four children namely Rutendo, Rukudzo , Rudaviro and Rufaro Obert Jnr.