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ZBC at war with ZTA

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THE cash-strapped Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is suing the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) for an unpaid debt amounting to $200 000. Report by Staff Reporter

In summons filed at the High Court on September 25 this year,  ZBC is demanding $221 300 from ZTA for broadcasting and advertising services provided between January 2009 and February 2011.

ZBC says ZTA only made payments of $7 570 for the services and had refused to settle the balance despite demand. The State-run broadcaster is also demanding 5% interest per annum on the outstanding amount from March 2010.

“The plaintiff (ZBC) claims payment of the sum of $221 300 being due in respect of broadcasting and advertising services which were rendered to you by the plaintiff,” reads the summons.

“During the period between January 2009 and February 2011 and at the defendants’ special instance and request, the plaintiff rendered broadcasting and advertising services to defendant amount to $228 870,” reads part of ZBC’s claim.

“The defendant only made payments amounting to $7 570, leaving a balance outstanding in the sum of $221 300.”

ZBC claims it advertised several ZTA promotions which included Miss Tourism in 2009 which cost $33 370, ZTA Prayer for Peace which cost $3 600, airtime infomercials pegged at $4 130, 2009 Tourism Night advertisements which cost $5 770 and Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2010 costing  $179 400, among others.

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