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Adelaide Chikunguru appointed ZBC CEO

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  • Until her appointment, Chikunguru was corporate executive at Tongaat Hulett. She has also worked for Mike Hamilton Public Relations Consultants, NetOne and had and a four-year stay at Ogilvy & Mather (Tanzania) as a general manager.

THE State-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has appointed Adelaide Chikunguru as the substantive Chief Executive Officer with effect from this Wednesday.

Ms Adelaide Chikunguru’s appointment was announced by the ZBC Board Chairperson, Dr Josaya Tayi at Pockets Hill Studios in Highlands, Harare this Wednesday.

Chikunguru who was the Group Corporate Communications Executive at Tongaat Hulett promised to steer the national broadcaster to greater heights.

A holder of a Bachelor of Science Honours degree and a Masters in Media and Society Studies, Chikunguru takes over from Ms Helliate Rushwaya, who has been acting for the past thirteen months.

Until her appointment, Chikunguru was corporate executive at Tongaat Hulett. She has also worked for Mike Hamilton Public Relations Consultants, NetOne and had and a four-year stay at Ogilvy & Mather (Tanzania) as a general manager.

ZBC has been operating without a substantive CEO following the sacking of then head Patrick Mavhura in 2019. The broadcaster appointed Wisdom Hombarume as acting CEO but his tenure ended after six months.

The board then seconded board member Helliate Rushwaya as the acting CEO. She left the broadcaster last month.

Dr Tayi thanked Ms Rushwaya for holding fort at a time Zimbabwe and the rest of the world were fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic and for her commitment towards resource management for the corporation and addressing staff welfare issues. □

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