Chinaka replaces the late Bornwell Chakaodza former Editor of weekly Standard and daily, The Herald, newspapers in Zimbabwe.
In a statement the VMCZ said they were happy that the top media practitioner had finally been recognised for his sterling work within Zimbabwe’s media.
Chinaka has worked for the Zimbabwe Inter Africa News Agency (Ziana).
During his days at the news agency it was voted The Best News Agency in Africa.
It was led by Wilf Mbanga (Home Editor) and the late Farai Munyuki (Editor-in-Chief), both prominent media practitioners with a wealth of experience.
The VMCZ Board said the appointment of Chris Chinaka to the position of Deputy Chairperson was with effect from June 22, 2012.
“Mr Chinaka replaces the late Bornwell Chakaodza who served in that capacity before his death in February this year,” the VMCZ said.
“Mr Chinaka will be in this position until the next VMCZ Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for later this year.”
Before assuming this new position Chinaka was a Committee Member of the VMCZ Board and sat on the VMCZ Training Committee.
“The VMCZ Board congratulates Mr Chris Chinaka on his appointment and urges all members to assist him in executing his duties in the new position,” the VMCZ said in its statement.