Articles tagged 'zimbabwe broadcasting corporation'

ZBC bans 'prosperity, miracle prophets' 5 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has temporarily suspended all programming covering “prosperity and miracle prophets.” This comes amid public outrage over the unprecedented coverage of prophets at the expense of news, sports, business, entertainment and other programming. ZB...
ZBC suspends TV, radio boss Madondo 12 January 2018 HARARE - Acting ZBC head of radio and television services Tendai Madondo has been suspended to pave way for a disciplinary hearing. ZBC public relations manager Eltah Robbins confirmed the suspension yesterday but was unwilling to reveal the reasons why the all-powerful Madondo had been axed. ...
ZBC unlikely to reform ahead of 2018 elections 15 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 watershed elections loom in the country, public broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) which enjoys a monopoly on the local airwaves has come under the spotlight as opposition political parties fight for the space currently dominated by the ruling Zanu PF. Med...
'ZBC prejudicing composers' 15 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) says Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is prejudicing their members in terms of music royalties because of their manual log-in system. When a broadcaster plays music, they are supposed to log in the song, internationally it is done thro...
Are ZBC promises within its capacity? 9 April 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's impending migration from analogue television to digital television broadcast is scheduled to bring about six new Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation television channels that will mostly broadcast local content. The creation of the six new channels, which are part of 12 envisa...
ZBC taking us for granted 8 April 2016 EDITOR — I was saddened by the recent clumsiness depicted by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) when they showed a photoshopped picture of Mbuya Nehanda and the once infamous “tezvara” aka uncle Barnabas. Surely, someone is employed to look into what is aired on the news, especially p...
Herald, ZBC retrench hundreds of employees 8 August 2015 HARARE - With Zimbabwe's economy in the doldrums and showing no prospects of recovering any time soon, State media organisations -- the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and Zimpapers, the publishers of The Herald, the Sunday Mail and the Chronicle newspapers -- are retrenching hundreds of ...
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 ...
Re-brand ZBC 25 November 2014 HARARE - Heads have begun to roll at Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) after the suspension of acting chief executive officer Allan Chiweshe and general manager news and current affairs Tazzen Mandizvidza yesterday. As reported elsewhere in this edition, the suspensions are part of disci...
ZBC forensic audit done, to be presented on Tuesday 9 November 2014 HARARE - A forensic audit into State broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) by KPMG auditors will be presented on Tuesday. The report will map a way forward concerning the future of the struggling entity, as it chases a world digitalisation deadline. George Charamba, the perman...
Media watchdogs bemoan excessive Grace coverage 13 October 2014 HARARE - Media organisations are crying foul over excessive coverage of the First Lady, Grace Mugabe on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) stations saying government is abusing the State media. Since the First Lady began her rallies, the media, especially the State broadcaster, has be...
State media feel heat of Zanu PF factionalism 9 September 2014 HARARE - State media, including the beleaguered Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and Zimpapers titles such as The Herald and the Sunday Mail, are reeling from worsening infighting within Zanu PF. Staff members at the media houses confirmed to the Daily News yesterday that they were incr...
Moyo receives ZBC audit report 1 August 2014 HARARE -  Information minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday received the  Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) audit report, declaring that the national broadcaster’s fortunes will soon change for the “best”. KPMG Chartered Accountants (Zimbabwe) partner Emilia Chisonga handed over the audit rep...
Moyo challenges new ZBC board 30 May 2014 HARARE - Government is taking a hard line on ZBC, giving the new board sweeping new powers to steer the State broadcaster into a viable media outlet putting out good content at a time of declining revenues. The measures were detailed by Jonathan Moyo, minister of Information, Media and Broadca...
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...
No trial date for Muchechetere yet 16 May 2014 HARARE - The State is still to furnish suspended Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) group chief executive officer Happison Muchechetere with a trial date. Prosecutor Sharon Mashavira yesterday told Harare magistrate Douglas Vakayi Chikwekwe that the docket had been referred to Johannes To...
Moyo speaks on ZBC flip-flops 3 April 2014 HARARE - The decision by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) board to rescind acting chief executive officer Allan Chiweshe’s reassignment of managers at the State broadcaster was arrived at without prior knowledge of the ministry. This was said by Information minister Jonathan Moyo wh...
Zinara to collect ZBC license fees 23 February 2014 HARARE - Struggling Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has engaged Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) to collect listeners’ license fees on its behalf from motorists. The latest Government Gazette carries General Notice 28 of 2014 which states that the Broadcasting Authority o...
New board at ZBC 17 February 2014 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 entrep...
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...
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...
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...
Majome forces govt rethink on ZBC licences 20 January 2014 HARARE - Harare lawyer Jessie Majome, the MP for Harare West, has forced government’s hand in the scrapping of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) listener’s licence. The opposition legislator and MDC shadow minister for Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, refused to pay licence fees to ZBC...
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...
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...