Rufaro was born in Zimbabwe in 1980. While doing his ‘O’ levels, he started working with world famous Zimbabwean sculptor Joe Mutasa, as his assistant at Chapungu Sculpture Park in Msasa, Harare.
At Chapungu, he was exposed to the works of many artists, like Tapfuma Gutsa, Nicholas Mukomberanwa and Eddie Masaya who had even ventured into granite carving. In 1998 Rufaro attended a workshop in granite carving at Chapungu.
From then on, he never looked back. Rufaro went to Belgium for an exhibition with his mentor Joe Mutasa. It was highly susscessful and resulted in the sale of all their pieces and also secured many orders.
After many years with Joe, Rufaro felt the time had come to strike out on his own so he joined the Chitungwiza Arts Centre to have his own workspace.