FORMER Zimbabwe Independent deputy editor and veteran journalist Barnabas Thondhlana has been granted a licence to publish a daily newspaper, The Observer, by the Zimbabwe Media Commission. A weekly, The Zimbabwean, was also granted a licence.
Thondhlana, who also worked at Financial Gazette, Daily News, The Mail and other local and international newspapers, said he was ecstatic promising that The Observer would be a worthwhile read for the discerning reader.
“Our payline is bold, independent and fresh”, he said.
“We are sourcing the necessary funding to get the project off the ground and we expect to be on the streets in early September. We will, however, start off as a weekly before graduating to a daily in about six to eight months, funds permitting,”