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Mutsvangwa anointed ZBC CEO suspended

by Staff reporter
28 Feb 2024 at 12:02hrs | Views
The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), the state broadcaster, has taken action by suspending its Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Chikunguru, amidst allegations of financial mismanagement and poor corporate governance practices.

Chikunguru's appointment, reportedly facilitated by the former Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, has come under scrutiny for its procedural irregularities.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the ZBC board announced Chikunguru's suspension following heightened tensions between her and the newly-appointed board chairperson, Halliet Rushwaya, who is said to be a relative of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The statement from the board reads, "The Board of Directors of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has suspended the Corporation's Chief Executive Officer, Ms Adelaide Chikunguru, with immediate effect. The reasons for Ms. Chikunguru's suspension have been confidentially communicated to her but are not being disclosed publicly at this time."

During Chikunguru's suspension, the corporation's finance director, Assael Machakata, will serve as the acting CEO.

Source - newzimbabwe