Articles tagged 'happison muchechetere'

Muchechetere trial set for June 29 22 June 2016 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) chief executive Happison Muchechetere's prosecution for contravening the Procurement Act has been set for June 29, as the presiding magistrate was unavailable for proceedings. Muchechetere will appear before Harare regional magistrate Aidonia Ma...
Con-Court throws out ex-ZBC CEO's appeal 11 February 2016 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings chief executive Happison Muchechetere's prosecution for contravening the Procurement Act is set to resume after the Constitutional Court threw out his appeal challenging the criminal proceedings. Muchechetere withdrew the appeal yesterday after Deputy...
Date set for Muchechetere's hearing 22 May 2015 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) will hear suspended Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive Happison Muchechetere’s appeal on May 27. Muchechetere is being charged with contravening sections of the Procurement Act after purchasing an outside broadcasting van from ...
Ex-ZBC boss further remanded 2 October 2014 HARARE - Suspended Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings chief executive Happison Muchechetere’s trial has been further deferred to November 12. Muchechetere is being charged with contravening sections of the Procurement Act after purchasing an outside broadcasting van from China without going to ten...
Ex-ZBC boss seeks Con-Court referral 24 July 2014 HARARE - Suspended Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive Happison Muchechetere has applied for referral of his fraud case to the Constitutional Court. Muchechetere is being charged with contravening sections of the Procurement Act after purchasing an outside broadcasting van ...
Reprieve for ex-ZBC boss 25 June 2014 HARARE - At least two charges have been dropped against suspended Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBC) chief executive Happison Muchechetere. Muchechetere was initially answering to charges of criminal abuse of duty as a public officer and $800 000 fraud. The State is now pursuing only the ...
Muchechetere trial date set 20 May 2014 HARARE - A date has been set for the trial of  the suspended Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) group chief executive officer, Happison Muchechetere, who is accused of swindling the national broadcaster of $800 000. The trial date was finally set for June 24 after Johannes Tomana’s office...
Police summon suspended ZBC boss 27 March 2014 HARARE - Suspended ZBC chief executive officer Happison Muchechetere has reportedly been summoned by police for questioning over the $1 million scandal involving the purchase of a radio Outside Broadcasting (OB) van from a Chinese firm. Highly-placed sources told the Daily News yesterday that ...
Salarygate: Case of the fish rotting from head 23 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe will turn 34 years in a few weeks, and no doubt, the independence anniversary will provide yet another opportunity to pause and reflect on the journey travelled and lessons learned, if any, about the true and intended purpose of the State to the extent that government actors hav...
Muchechetere in fresh cash scandal 9 February 2014 HARARE - Suspended Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive officer, Happison Muchechetere, who stands accused of plundering the bankrupt broadcaster through obscene salaries and allowances, reportedly paid himself $90 000 in yearly bonuses. Between 2009 and 2012, according to a ...
Review ZBC employee salaries 6 February 2014 HARARE - Measures being taken to bring sanity to scandal-ridden Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) spearheaded by Media, Information and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo are laudable. We believe that all looters who thrust their dirty hands into the ZBC cash register must be b...
Salaries probe must go deeper 5 February 2014 HARARE - If you wake up in the middle of the night and look at yourself in the mirror, are you happy with who looks back at you? Or are you ashamed? Much has been said and written about the enormous salaries CEOs have been paying themselves and we have to wonder what they see when they look...
Govt slashes ZBC salaries 30 January 2014 HARARE - Government will slash the salaries of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)  employees, because the wage bill was unsustainable, a top government official said yesterday. Salaries for all employees at the State-run broadcaster will immediately revert back to those approved by the ZB...
Ministers should share blame 29 January 2014 LONDON - In recent weeks, we have, with outrage, learnt of the salaries of chief executives of some of our state enterprises. Disturbingly, the salaries seem incommensurable with performances of the institutions they run. ZBC chief executive Happison Muchechetere earns a total of $40 000. ...
ZBC boss in $1m scandal 28 January 2014 HARARE - Suspended Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive officer Happison Muchechetere is embroiled in a messy $1 million scandal in which he allegedly inflated the purchase price of a radio Outside Broadcasting (OB) van from a Chinese firm. Documents in possession of t...
'ZBC boss not qualified for CEO job' 16 January 2014 HARARE - George Charamba, the Media, Information and Broadcasting Services ministry permanent secretary,  has said former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive Happison Muchechetere was not qualified for the job. Charamba told the parliamentary portfolio committee on Media, I...
ZBC probe must be thorough 9 January 2014 HARARE - Workers at the scandal-hit Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) must be a happy lot now that they have finally received their salaries after a seven-month delay. While the restoration of salaries should be a cause for celebration, this must not delude Zimbabweans into believing tha...
MDC seeks parastatals inquiry 3 January 2014 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has called for a Parliamentary probe into all parastatals following  shocking disclosures of hefty executive allowances at ZBC. Zimbabwe has 78 State-controlled public enterprises and nearly all are operating at a loss and are teetering on the verge of collapse...
ZBC workers finally get paid 2 January 2014 HARARE - Workers at scandal-hit Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) will start receiving their outstanding salaries today. This comes after government slashed astronomical wages of a bloated management that has been treating itself to opulence at a time workers went for seven months withou...
ZBC boss case: Tip of the iceberg 18 December 2013 HARARE - Across the country hundreds of thousands of people must be busy compiling their CVs at this very moment.   CVs for the position of domestic worker in the employment of the CEO of ZBC, Happison Muchechetere. This must surely be the job any of us would jump at: free accommodation; no ...
I don't care - ZBC boss 13 December 2013 HARARE - Suspendend Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive officer, Happison Muchechetere, says he does not care about allegations that he was getting in excess of $40 000 salary and allowances per month at a time junior workers were not getting a single cent. Muchechetere, wh...
Probe all parastatal bosses' perks 12 December 2013 EDITOR — I have been reading with interest the comments from the public over the chief executive officer of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings, Happison Muchechetere. I can not help but deduce that this is just a tip of the iceberg. What boggles the mind is how  a board in a country where civil...
Open letter to ZBC 10 September 2013 EDITOR — I would like to respond to the ZBC public relations officers's defence of the national broadcaster's shortcomings. He thinks the broadcaster should actually be congratulated for a job well done in covering among other things the constitutional referendum,the president's inauguration a...
ZBC TV a pain 6 September 2013 HARARE - As a journalist and citizen of Zimbabwe it is natural that I watch the 8pm evening main news bulletins on the national broadcaster, ZBC TV. And for many Zimbabweans, it is also natural that they watch the ZBC TV main news bulletins because this is a state broadcaster through which gov...