ZBC reshuffles management ZBC says action will be taken against those found on the wrong side.

Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Correspondent—
The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has appointed an interim management to run the affairs of the national broadcaster and fill the vacant positions created by the recent dismissal of more than 300 employees. The dismissals were made in terms of the recent Supreme Court ruling which allowed employers to sack workers upon giving them three months notice.

The reassigning of duties comes after the national broadcaster recently fired its chief executive Mr Happison Muchechetere and three other senior managers — Mr Elliot Kasu (general manager-finance), Allan Chiweshe (acting radio head) and Mr Ralph Nyambudzi (head-finance).

The national broadcaster also shut down its Gweru-based radio station Voice of Zimbabwe and Channel 2, its second television channel.

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The top management consists of Tazzen Mandizvidza, who was General Manager for Productions and Television Services and has been moved back to his former position of Head of News and Current Affairs, Josephine Zulu is now acting Head Radio and Television Services, Emmanuel Nyamayedenga is acting Head Marketing and Licensing while Head of Radio Services Christopher Chivinge is now Chief Editor News — radio, television and online.

Members of the middle management are Benania Shumba (acting head-finance, human resources and administration), Isaac Munzabwa (chief administrator-Montrose Studios), Kudzai Marudza (Power FM acting chief producer), Innocent Manase (Radio Zimbabwe-chief producer), Tinashe Chiname (Spot FM-chief producer), Clifford Baloyi (National FM-acting chief producer) and Benson Karuma (chief technician-Radio Studios).

Eleven workers were also reassigned.

ZBC corporate communications manager Mr Gladman Farai Bandama, who was appointed acting corporate secretary, said the reassignments should not come as a surprise as the national broadcaster had been facing numerous challenges for the past three years.

“The recent reassignments of senior and middle management positions is to reorganise the national broadcaster in view of the terminations that have occurred at the corporation,” he said.

“This is an interim measure to ensure that the corporation continues to run in a way that is not disruptive to the delivery of its mandate while a substantive structure and appointments will be made in due course.”

Mr Bandama said the focus would be to restore the viability, competitiveness and confidence of the public in ZBC.

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