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Mduduzi Mathuthu officially takes over at Chronicle

by Staff reporter
04 Nov 2013 at 09:44hrs | Views
Former newzimbabwe owner Mduduzi Mathuthu

ZIMPAPERS Bulawayo branch staffers on Saturday bade farewell to former Chronicle Editor Itai Musengeyi and welcomed the new boss, Mduduzi Mathuthu.

Musengeyi, who was the Editor of the paper for the past 12 months, has been reassigned to Namibia where he will edit the Southern Times, a newspaper jointly owned by Zimpapers and New Era of Namibia.

Speaking during his farewell party at a city hotel on Saturday, Musengeyi thanked all the staff for the support it rendered during his tenure at the Chronicle.

"I would like to thank everyone for the support during my stay at the Chronicle. I urge you to give the same support to the new Editor, Mduduzi Mathuthu because our thrust is to keep Chronicle alive.

"I am still with the Zimpapers group so we will continue to exchange ideas and network for the good of the group. I have no doubt that Mathuthu will take the Chronicle to another level," he said.

Mathuthu pledged to continue from where Musengeyi left, saying efforts would be made to strengthen and consolidate Chronicle's market.

"I am fairly new in the organisation, but I know it is going to be interesting to work with the new team. I came in December last year and that was my first time I got to know Musengeyi. It's very sad when someone is leaving and I look forward to developing our organisation. We are going to make an assessment of where we are going as well as where we need to strengthen," he said.

Chronicle deputy editor Innocent Madonko and assistant editor, Isaac Waniwa said they would continue to work as a team so that they meet the company's targets. Production manager, Mr Zenzo Ngwenya said: "Editorial is our sister department and we will continue to complement each other in achieving our goals in within the organisation. We have worked well with Musengeyi and we hope to continue doing so with the new Editor Mathuthu," he said.

B-Metro Editor Limukani Ncube thanked the departments of finance, human resources and the branch's General Manager Mr Marks Shayamano for support.

"We meet to part and part to meet and I wish Musengeyi all the best as he departs from Chronicle. It was been a pleasure working with you," he said.

The function was attended by Chronicle news editor Mkhululi Sibanda and his counterpart from the B-Metro, Lenin Ndebele, Zimpapers Bulawayo branch's advertising manager, Mr Kenny Zihumo, among other staffers.

Source - chronicle