Head (ZBC) Radio Services Chris Chivinge Is Suspended

Head  (ZBC) Radio Services Chris Chivinge  Is Suspended

THE Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has suspended acting head of radio services Chris Chivinge on a raft of allegations, including insubordination among others and he is expected to appear before a disciplinary hearing this week to answer to the charges. Although NewsDay could not reach Chivinge on his mobile phone, sources at the State broadcaster said management was trying to nail him over the recent arrest of acting chief executive Patrick Mavhura and acting head…

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‘Zim-China Ties Won’t Be Affected By Ban On Chiadzwa Diamond Mining’- S.Mumbengegwi

‘Zim-China Ties Won’t Be Affected By Ban On Chiadzwa Diamond Mining’- S.Mumbengegwi

  The Minister of Foreign Affairs Simbarashe Mumbengegwi says Zimbabwe all weather friendship with China will not be affected by the recent move taken by government to stop all diamond mining activities in Chiadzwa to allow for the consolidation of the sector. In an interview with the ZBC in the capital on Thursday, Minister Mumbengegwi said government is moving ahead with those who are willing to work with government on that exercise. Mumbengegwi said invitations…

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Gweru Mkoba Boy (14) Murdered Maid With A Mattock , Then Gouged Her Eyes Out.

Gweru Mkoba Boy (14) Murdered Maid With A Mattock , Then Gouged  Her  Eyes Out.

It has emerged that the 14-year-old boy who murdered a 41-year-old housemaid, Nyarai Kadonzva in Gweru on Sunday, later used a knife to gouge out her eyes and had planned to cut the body into pieces before dumping it. The juvenile has been discharged from hospital where he was treated after drinking a toilet detergent  in a suicide attempt and is now assisting police with investigations. The ZBC News caught up with the team of…

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ZBC News reporter, ‘Thulani Miga’, Dies In Harare-Nyamapanda Rd Accident

ZBC News reporter, ‘Thulani Miga’, Dies  In Harare-Nyamapanda Rd Accident

ZBC News reporter, Thulani Miga has died in a car accident. He was 31. The accident occurred this morning about 42 kilometres from the capital along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway. Miga and two other people who were in the vehicle, who included the driver, died on the spot. He is survived by his wife, Tendai Liwewe and three children, Ruvarashe (10), Mzwandile (5) and Thandika (4). Mourners are gathered at number 5658 Kuwadzana 7 in Harare….

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“Say And Write What You Want Responsibly”- Welshman Ncube

“Say And Write What You Want Responsibly”- Welshman Ncube

  In my more than two decades in academia and as a politician I have heard again and again the often repeated assertion that the bond of any professional and ethical media practitioner is the maxim, “Facts are sacrosanct and opinion is free”, and with equal measure I have heard it repeated by rogue states and politicians that, “You are free to express yourself, but you cannot be guaranteed your freedom after expression”.   In…

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ZBC Management Unleashes Soldiers On Ex-Workers

ZBC Management Unleashes Soldiers On Ex-Workers

There were skirmishes at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s Pockets Hill head office in Highlands, Harare, yesterday when a group of ex-workers tried to storm the broadcasting centre to inquire about their packages following their dismissal on three months’ notices. According to sources, at least one worker was injured after he was allegedly beaten by gun-wielding soldiers and security personnel for reportedly taking pictures at the protected area. He was taken to Parirenyatwa Hospital. According to…

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Sale Of 100 Elephants To China By Zim Raised US$1 Million. Authorities say Current 100 000 Elephants Is 30 000 In Excess Of Game Reserves Capacity.

Sale Of 100 Elephants To China By Zim Raised US$1 Million. Authorities say Current 100 000 Elephants Is 30 000 In Excess Of Game Reserves Capacity.

ZIMBABWE has earned $1 million from the sale of 100 elephants to China early this year, state radio reported Thursday.   According to ZBC, the baby elephants were sold to the Asian country using guidelines of the International Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species.   ZBC said the proceeds from the sale have been channelled towards conservation programmes being undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.   “The government has been receiving support…

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‘My Government Will Encourage Expanded Media Circulation To Ensure That All Forms Of Media Are Affordable To All Sections Of Society In Particular Rural Communities’ Access &Participation’-Welshman Ncube

‘My Government Will Encourage Expanded Media Circulation To Ensure That All Forms Of Media Are Affordable To All Sections Of Society In Particular Rural Communities’ Access &Participation’-Welshman Ncube

  In my more than two decades in academia and as a politician, I have heard again and again the often repeated assertion that the bond of any professional and ethical media practitioner is the maxim, “Facts are sacrosanct and opinion is free”, and with equal measure I have heard it repeated by rogue states and politicians that, “You are free to express yourself, but you cannot be guaranteed your freedom after expression”. In Zimbabwe…

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‘Discrimination, Alleged As ZBC Has Fired All Ndebele Producers, Except 3 Juniors’

‘Discrimination, Alleged As ZBC Has Fired All Ndebele Producers, Except 3 Juniors’

  SOME disgruntled Bulawayo residents have formally approached Zanu-PF Makokoba legislator and War Veterans deputy minister Tshinga Dube to intervene over the sacking of nearly all Ndebele programme producers at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s (ZBC) Radio Zimbabwe. The matter was raised during Dube’s constituency development meeting on Saturday. “Report of segregation from Radio Zimbabwe of Ndebeles and Ndebele programmes,” the agenda item read. Dube’s spokesperson Notiwani Dlodlo confirmed the residents expressed their disgruntlement to the…

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Messenger Of Court Blocked By Soldiers From ZBC Studio Access For US$300,000 Debt Collection

Messenger Of Court Blocked By Soldiers From ZBC Studio Access For US$300,000 Debt Collection

  BUSINESS came to a standstill for nearly three hours at ZBC’s Pockets Hill headquarters Friday morning when soldiers manning the gates refused the Messenger of Court access to the premises. ZBC premises around the country are guarded by the Zimbabwe National Army. The Deputy Sheriff and his staff wanted to attach the financially crippled State broadcaster’s property, including vehicles over unpaid water bills and other supplementary rates. ZBC owes Harare City Council more than…

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