New board at ZBC

HARARE - The minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Jonathan Moyo has appointed a new Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) board to replace the scandal-ridden one led by Cuthbert Dube.

In a statement yesterday, Moyo announced the appointment of 44-year-old telecoms entrepreneur Dennis Magaya as the new chairman.

According to the statement, Magaya has established and led benchmark ICT and telecoms projects in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania and South Sudan. 

Moyo said the new board is expected to restructure ZBC after years of being run down by the Dube board.

“Among other urgent tasks before it, the new ZBC board is expected, and indeed required, to restructure and turnaround ZBC to ensure it has the right skills to make it commercially viable and technologically sound as a public broadcaster with a national mandate in light of the challenges of digital migration and the requirements of Zimbabwe’s new Constitution and informed by the outcome of the forensic and strategy audit of the ZBC that is about to be done by independent auditors under the auspices of the Comptroller and Auditor-General.

“Each and every member of the board has been appointed in their own right with the expectation that they will each and all constructively contribute to the well-being and success of the ZBC not as standalone or unaccountable individuals but as organic parts of one dynamic collective, the ZBC board, whose members will support one another and work together driven by a common and unifying national broadcasting purpose,” said Moyo.

Other board members Ndabezinhle Dlodlo, Phyllis Johnson, Gelfand Kausiyo Donald Khumalo, Joyce Jenje-Makwenda, Charity Manyeruke, Rudo Mudavanhu, Gibson Munyoro, Cleopatra Matanhire-Mutisi and Blessing Rugara.

Comments (9)

Matanhire-Mtisi, according to The Herald, works for ZIMRA. It will be interesting to see how ZBC, known perennially for defaulting on PAYE remittances to the revenue collector, will be dealt with. Its not good corporate governance to include people from such sensitve departments as board members, sooner or later they will be conflict of interest. Whose side will she be one when ZBC is audited by Zimra?

Zindoga - 17 February 2014

I would suggest that these board members must not seat on more than three boards . Moja

morgen mbira - 17 February 2014

Professsor I suggest you look for someone from the rural areas to run the ZBC board. We have a lot of retired but honest men out there who can run its affairs dilligently. Don't worry about the age factor. Akula ndaba!

Overman Sanatorium - 17 February 2014

ko handiti this Dennis Magaya guy is the same guy who has been looting NETONE with Reward Kangai after being taken onboard as a consultant and was in the papers last week as an active beneficiary of zesa salarygate with salary over 44000usd /month. For that he has bneen rewarded with a board chair position in ZBC. Anywhere zbc is a dead horse

Mr Confusion - 17 February 2014

This Prof is fooling us....besides Magaya at ZBC we also have Manyere of Brainworks at ZIMPAPERS. What is going on here? The private media is now in Moyo's pockets.

Tongo - 18 February 2014

Would be interesting to see the changes that will be implemented by this new board, and because we have had the good programs in our old days (late 80s and early 90s), that will benchmark their performance. Give them time guys. Thanks Professor Moyo for reacting to this issue. I am not politically oriented but l like action!

Kauchy - 18 February 2014

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CARTRIDGEGALLERY - 18 February 2014

prof jus let this company be hameno havo vano bhadhara zvima license zve dead bc handibhadhare mari to a political party's propaganda machine

mhofelah - 18 February 2014

Another bunch of criminals/looters

Mukanya - 18 February 2014

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