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ZBC news crew in US$200 bribe

Published: October 30, 2010

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 Harare(ZimEye)-ZBC News General Manager Tarzan Mandizvidza has threatened to reshuffle  the entire TV newsroom  after a news crew comprising reporter, camera-person and a driver solicited a US$200 bribe.

Sources  in the ZBC news reporters pool said  last week a Business reporter together with his camera person and their  driver solicited  for a  US$200 bribe  from a  Pakistan national businessman.

The foreign businessman who operates a welding company in Harare was under investigation for using welders without protective clothing and the  crew  had  gone to unearth labour ill practice  when they were given the US$200 to cover up the scam.

 “What they did not know is that the Pakistan businessman has some close links with ZANU-Pf and has immune protection. So when they got there  they were offered US$200 as  bribe and when they were  given the cash he immediately  phoned Tarzan Mandizvidza (General Manager News) telling him that  his  boys had solicited for a bribe. When the crew arrived back at Pockets hill they were told by News editor Albert Chekai that they should surrender the bribe to Tarzan, “said the source.

The  three are said to had gone into Tarzan Mandizvidza office and handed  over the  bribe to  him.

Mandizvidza is said  to have read a riot act to all the reporters announcing that a reshuffle was imminent.

 Last month ZBC Chief Executive came out on TV saying that there were politicians who were bribing his reporters for positive news coverage.

 The reporters hit back saying they were clashing with senior managers in some government ministers’ offices while asking for kick backs.(ZimEye, Zimbabwe)


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6 Comments on "ZBC news crew in US$200 bribe"

  1. Chimangowe Ndongorevawo on Sun, 31st Oct 2010 8:48 am 

    Handiti ndizvo zvakanaka here? Newsroom inofanirwa kuchena, although isiri ZBC yega inokara mari. Every newsroom ine such people, with many of them surviving pretty well. I remember one year, Peter Matambanadzo weHerald, Jonathan Mbiriyamveka, Wonder Guchu- Herald yeseka iyi! Ndamu munoziva mese unotora mabribe, Valentine Maponga, Chimakure chaiye, Brian Mangwende( these two vakadya yaTongai Moyo vachiri kuMirror after incident yaTrust Khosa yekunyorwa nebanga kuface), chimufana Gift Phiri…they are too mny to mention. Journos survive more on those than their poor salaries, munoti mota vangadzitenga nei?
    Whats so special about the ZBC issue, only because Muchechetere was honest enough to say it for all of us to see? Tauraika dzenyu tione manewsroom akasara aine vanhu.
    Tazzen’s reaction is actually the best, infact dai vatoroveswa pasi.
    Chimbodzingiriraiwoka mamwe mamedia organisations muite unearth huori huzere mumanewsroom.
    Thank you

  2. Tete Vaneshanje Havakuri on Sun, 31st Oct 2010 9:00 pm 

    Iye TARZAN uyu handiye here wekubatikidziwa na O’brian vachiita zvewungochani? Yet hapana kana mumwe zvake anotaura nezvazvo why is that? Pawukama I suppose.So?

  3. Joseph Chimusoro on Tue, 2nd Nov 2010 1:23 pm 

    I think these reporters were send by tarzen in the first to collect the bribe. tazzen or tarzan anembiri yekukumbira mari despite the fact that he is well paid. mareporter ezbc anembiri yekudemanda mabribes. they are just looking up to their seniors vana tazzen/tarzan/tarzen. haaguti mari here. imwe pay yake irikubva kured bricks kuma CIO, imwewo ichibva kuZanu PF, but pane imwe theory yekuti even MDC ne Mavambo varikumupa mari. ndochi**** ka ichi

  4. Twoboy Danga on Tue, 2nd Nov 2010 1:26 pm 

    tarzen acha****** nengochani nekuda mari. this guy, tarzen is in love with money that i wont be surprised if he is involved in gay acts.

  5. Chahurungudo bhobhojani on Tue, 2nd Nov 2010 1:29 pm 

    who are these reporters anyway who are so corrupt. shame on them. next time muchapinda patight. you were luck you were saved by this tarzen guy. i think maface ake because if it was elsewhere these guys would be history

  6. mafirakureva on Thu, 4th Nov 2010 9:38 am 

    Tarzan ingochani yeZANU-PF.Who does not know kuti ai****** nemumwe minister wekuMasvingo uyo aimupa mari yerent achigara kucaravan Park

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