B-Metro Scales Down Due To Viability Challenges

The paper will now came out weekly  starting from next week.

The tabloid on its Friday edition carried an advert informing its leaders and advertisers about its reduced publishing schedule.

“To our valued readers and advertisers please note that your favourite newspaper will from next week be published every Friday,” reads the advert.

Sources at the paper told Radio VOP that since its inception last year the paper has been facing serious viability problems.

“Since the paper was launched last year it has been facing challenges such as low advertising, newsprint shortage and seriously short staffed. The paper was mostly manned by students on attachment and stringers, a situation which also led to the paper incurring a lot of legal suits” said a source at the paper who refused to be named for fear of victimisation.

The paper which is well known for publishing sensational social stories was launched last year by Zimpapers Chief Executive officer, Justin Mutasa amid pomp and fanfare. Early this year, Zimpapers was also forced to close its Midlands edition of The Chronicle after the paper faced serious viability problems.