Newly-appointed ZBC Board Chair Fired Within 24 Hours

Harare, February 17, 2014 – The Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, Professor Jonathan Moyo, has withdrawn the appointment of Dr Denis Magaya as chairman of the new ZBC board and has replaced him with Father Gibson Munyoro.

Recently the weekly Financial Gazette revealed that in 2012 Magaya was controversially appointed as a strategy consultant to a ZESA subsidiary company. He is earning a monthly salary of $44,000, almost the same amount as the suspended ZBC CEO, Happison Muchechetere. The revelations come at a time when workers at the company are grappling with low salaries.

It was reported that Magaya is currently pocketing a monthly salary of over $25,000 plus a bonus of $18,000, which translates into an annual salary of over $500,000. He is entitled to this package up to August this year, and the salary could be reviewed upwards at this time.

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