INFORMATION, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday dissolved the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) board and sent its chief executive officer Happiness Muchechetere on paid leave to enable a full diligence and organisational audit of the state broadcaster.
In a statement last night, Moyo said this would facilitate the crafting and implementation of a turnaround strategy.
“It is common cause that the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has for some considerable time been facing critical leadership and managerial challenges that have not only compromised the national broadcaster’s capacity to effectively and meaningfully discharge its broadcasting mandate but which have also negatively affected the welfare interests of ZBC employees,” he said.
Moyo said the ZBC board, chaired by Cuthbert Dube, and management have failed within the agreed timeframe to come up with a turnaround strategy that would give an urgent solution to problems at the state broadcaster. Allan Chiweshe, who has been with ZBC since 1985 and is the current general manager – Radio Services, was appointed acting CEO.