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ZBC CEO in trouble

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MEDIA, Information and Broadcasting Service minister Jonathan Moyo Thursday dissolved the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) board and sent the State broadcaster’s chief executive officer Happison Muchechetere on forced leave accusing them of failing to come up with a workable turnaround strategy for the embattled media house.

In a statement, Moyo said his ministry had no alternative but to take extreme measures after the board’s failure to submit the turnaround strategy.

“In the circumstances and upon appropriate consultations the ZBC board is hereby dissolved with immediate effect,” the statement reads. “In the same vein and with immediate effect, the ZBC chief executive officer Cde Happison Muchechetere is hereby sent on leave with full pay until further notice. This decision has been taken in order to enable a full due diligence and organisational audit of ZBC.

“This will facilitate the crafting and implementation of the long-delayed turnaround strategy which the national broadcaster deserves and must now have in the national interest.”

Other members of the dissolved board include chairperson Cuthbert Dube; vice-charperson Doreen Sibanda; Major-General Gibson Mashingaidze; Bob Nyabinde; Farai Mutamangira; Job Jonhera; Retired Brigadier General Benjamin Mabenge; Retired Brigadier General Felix Muchemwa; Bishop Trevor Manhanga; Clemence Mabaso and engineer Martin Manhuwa.

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