Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa, the daughter of a former cabinet minister and Zanu PF’s secretary for health David Parirenyatwa has joined the ZBC broadcaster's news and current affairs division.
Former Zimpapers projects manager and Capitalk radio presenter is expected to host a current affairs interview programme and join the team for live broadcasts after she was pushed out of Zimpapers last year in August.
The 31-year-old is joining the monopoly after her career was cut short having forced out Zimpapers after her guest on her Capitalk show, National Patriotic Front spokesman Jealousy Mawarire, criticized Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and the former British ambassador to Zimbabwe, Catriona Laing.
The incident illustrated the Zanu PF government’s control of the public media, which is even firmer at the ZBC which is wholly-owned by the state.
Last week, Ruvheneko got the opportunity to introduce President Paul after she hosted the YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
The summit, which is the largest youth gathering on the continent, attracted some 8,000 delegates from across the continent and beyond. Participants were drawn from 91 countries.
Parirenyatwa declined to be interviewed, as did the ZBC’s acting CEO Wisdom Hombarume. Meanwhile, ZBC employees are yet to be paid their salaries for September.
A new board chaired by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s doctor, Josaya Tayi, is reportedly seeking a government bailout to ease the crisis.
Source – Zimlive
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