Busha sues online reporter

Busha sues online reporter 1

FreeZim Congress leader, Joseph Busha, has sued online news reporter, Alois Vinga for $1 million at the High Court for defamation. Joseph Makamba Busha The suit arose from an article by Vinga carried on NewZimbabwe.com headlined “Mnangagwa challenger in wife abuse storm”. In his Plaintiff Declaration, Busha said, Vinga wrote and published through the online newspaper an article wherein he claimed a Johannesburg court had issued a protection order against the businessman. “The article received widespread publication to newsreaders online where the article remains flighted and continues to be republished…

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Guthrie Munyuki takes over as Daily News editor in chief, Saburi now COO

Guthrie Munyuki takes over as Daily News editor in chief, Saburi now COO 2

HARARE – Guthrie Munyuki will take over as Daily News editor-in-chief on August 1. Hama Saburi, who occupied the position, has been elevated to Chief Operations Officer. The Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe, publishers of The Daily News and The Daily News on Sunday, has not had a Chief Operations Officer since Sharon Samushonga left last year. Munyuki is a Daily News veteran who has worked almost 12 years at the privately-owned newspaper, which has seen at least two ownership changes since 1999. He was promoted to deputise Saburi in June…

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Court orders ‘hate-disgorging’ ZBC, Zimpapers to cover parties equitably

Court orders ‘hate-disgorging’ ZBC, Zimpapers to cover parties equitably 4

HARARE – Zanu PF enjoys disproportionate coverage in Zimbabwe’s state media in breach of the constitution, the High Court has ruled in a landmark judgment. The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and the Zimbabwe Newspapers Group (Zimpapers) have “conducted themselves in material breach of section 61 of the constitution”, said Justice Joseph Mafusire in a case brought by the legal watchdog, Veritas, in the run-up to elections last year but only decided last month, with the judgment being availed on Wednesday. The judge added: “There is cogent evidence from independent and…

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Trevor Ncube’s AMH fails to pay workers their June salaries

Trevor Ncube’s AMH fails to pay workers their June salaries 6

HARARE – Struggling newspaper company Alpha Media Holdings has failed to pay workers for the month of June, ZimLive understands. Staff at the media company owned by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s adviser Trevor Ncube say the company has repeatedly promised to pay – promises which have not been kept. Workers’ representatives reportedly confronted the CEO Kenias Mafukidze in his office on Monday this week. Then on Tuesday, the newspaper’s printers threatened to strike, and the company promised to pay salaries sometime on Wednesday. Even as he promotes government propaganda that prices…

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CPJ demands answers as Tanzania reveals missing journalist Azory Gwanda is dead

CPJ demands answers as Tanzania reveals missing journalist Azory Gwanda is dead 8

Revelations by Tanzanian Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi that journalist Azory Gwanda, who has been missing for nearly two years, is dead have prompted the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to demand a “detailed public account of the fate” of the freelancer. Azory Gwanda went missing in 2017 after investigating a spate of murders Kabudi made the shocking revelation during a BBC interview on Wednesday. Reacting to the revelation, the CPJ called on the Tanzanian government “to provide a detailed public account” of the fate of Gwanda. In the interview with…

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B-Metro news editor Lenin Ndebele quits to join Sunday Times

B-Metro news editor Lenin Ndebele quits to join Sunday Times 9

BULAWAYO – B-Metro news editor Lenin Ndebele has left the Bulawayo-based tabloid to join The Sunday Times of South Africa. Ndebele, who joined B-Metro at its inception in 2009, has joined the Sunday Times as its Zimbabwe correspondent, and will also be writing for their online products including TimesLive. The Sunday Times recruited Ndebele after losing its Zimbabwe bureau chief Ray Ndlovu, who has signed for Bloomberg. Ndebele’s departure from B-Metro adds to the paper’s growing circulation problems, not helped by a high staff turnover. The newspaper now has two…

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John McCririck: Legendary racing pundit dies aged 79

John McCririck: Legendary racing pundit dies aged 79 11

Legendary racing pundit John McCririck, who for many years was the face of British horse racing, has died at a London hospital on Friday aged 79. McCririck was an award-winning journalist and broadcaster McCririck made his career as the face of Channel 4’s racing coverage, famous for his loud, eccentric style and his signature deerstalker hat. He also appeared on reality TV shows such as Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Wife Swap and Celebrity Coach Trip. He is survived by his wife Jenny. His family said he had been ill in…

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Oppah Muchinguri sues Daily News for defamation over land claim

Oppah Muchinguri sues Daily News for defamation over land claim 12

HARARE – Defence minister Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri is suing the Daily News after the paper wrote an article suggesting her organisation fraudulently obtained land from Mutare City Council. The minister is demanding ZW$1 million defamation damages from the paper. According to the summons filed last Friday, she said the paper falsely published that her housing cooperative Musha Mukadzi illegally got land. The articles were published on March 7 and 9 this year. Despite demand, Muchinguri says Daily News has refused to pay the damages. “On March 7, 2019, the defendants…

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Saturday burial for ex-Chronicle News Editor

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By Pamela Shumba The late United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean journalist and former Chronicle news editor, Brian Moyo, who died at the beginning of this month, will be buried at Umvutshwa Cemetery tomorrow. Brian Moyo Moyo died at the age of 65 in England after battling lung cancer for a long time. His brother, Mr Samuel Moyo yesterday said Brian’s body was repatriated to South Africa yesterday morning and is expected in Bulawayo today. Related Articles “His body arrived in South Africa this morning and is expected to be in Bulawayo on…

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Mnangagwa meets foreign correspondents, discusses Trump, May and forgets currency

Mnangagwa meets foreign correspondents, discusses Trump, May and forgets currency 15

HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa met foreign media correspondents for tea at State House on Monday, in an apparent attempt to secure positive coverage for his regime. The off-the-record meeting, lasting an hour and 30 minutes, was convened by Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa and her permanent secretary, Nick Mangwana. A journalist who attended the meeting said Mnangagwa came across as “desperate for a good story” about his government as he bids to repair relations with western countries in particular. Journalists from foreign media organisations with bureaus in Zimbabwe including the…

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