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Deputy Minister Asks MPs To Give Food, Fuel To ZBC Reporters If They Want Coverage

Deputy Minister Asks MPs To Give Food, Fuel To ZBC Reporters If They Want Coverage

Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Kindness Paradza Tuesday asked legislators to help Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) reporters with fuel and lunch.

Paradza was responding to questions by MPs on why the public broadcaster’s reporters always cite the shortage of fuel when asked to cover activities in the provinces. Said Paradza who is also a former journalist:

On the issue of fuel, especially ZBC bureau chiefs and the correspondents that are dotted around the country are given an allocation for example, 500 or 600 litres per week or per month or per two weeks; but because of the terrain, because of the distances they cover, sometimes the fuel runs out before they are given another allocation.

This is why they say sometimes to our Hon. MPs, yes I want to come and cover you but I do not have fuel. I am waiting for fuel because my allocation has run out.

I am appealing to Hon. Members to, if they have fuel, give them the fuel so that your areas or activities are covered. We need coverage especially from the rural areas. We need stories from the rural.

So, please, they can assist in that regard, in providing fuel; not only fuel. There is no harm in even buying them lunch as well because we are trying to manage a situation here Mr. Speaker.

His plea was opposed by opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) MP for Magwegwe constituency, Anele Ndebele who told the minister that ZBC should pay its staff well enough so they can afford their own lunch.

Ndebele added that the state of affairs was contributing to corruption in the media hence the need to review journalists’ salaries up.

Morale is said to be rock bottom at the state broadcaster due to poor salaries and working conditions.

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14 Comments

zimzimba 3 weeks ago

zbc huyai mutore 100 ltrs nhasi today kuenda tine demo pa status


Gwedu 3 weeks ago

Huyai mutore 400 litre manheru ndabva kubasa. I'm a driver we Zupco, tooiwa extra fuel kubasa kwedu mu tank


Mkanya 3 weeks ago

Paradza tikwanire iwe. Zbc is covering Auxillia mnangagwa every day. Arikuvapei it's corruption for individuals to fund zbc. Anyway who cares to watch your rotten broadcasts vanhu vakuona pa social media and some open view, dstv, azam. Yu are sinking fast


Mkanya unomhanya bani 3 weeks ago

asi haunzwe here ... Auxilia anenge Ari mu Harare. .....

Da Truth 3 weeks ago

Learn from Aljazeera , BBC,CNN,Sabc and other professional News houses from around the world.Vanozviita sei zbc is dead bcz of Monopoly game kkkkkkk .Ma independent arikushanda sei 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


Da Truth 3 weeks ago

@mkanya taura hako DStv, open view , Azam ,ndokuti ma chaneriii hameno vano tsvuka meso sembada vakatarisa Rueben Barwe broadcast ing network 💃💃💃💃🕺🕺🕺🕺🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Joe Brownn 3 weeks ago

To hell with Paradza!! So, why are they employed by Dead-BC if the employer can't pay them.


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Observer 3 weeks ago

If they where a good broadcaster they would be earning good revenue to afford operating expenses but instead they are a poor properganda entity disliked by most people. They need to be overhauled.


zbc official 3 weeks ago

we only get lunch when we're broadcasting live zanu-pf rallies


MuPfungwe Chaiye 3 weeks ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣Kutarisira chipenyu chichibuda munews room yakadai kuita kunge classroom hayas


Da Truth 3 weeks ago

Muzukuru wangu Ari ecd anopinda oachikoro parinani kunge kumagaba Soo kwanzi ndo news room muzumbu here kutopfeka sutu kkkkkkkk🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👶👶👶👶👶👶👶🐒🐒


chinos 3 weeks ago

Kkkk so brown envilop legalized na minister don't blam the junoz inodyapayaka sungirirwa


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

If they cover everyone their salaries, fuel, lunch etc will be covered. ZBC is ours but we dont even have aerials for it coz there is nothing to watch 😀


Captain Jack Sparrow 3 weeks ago

ZBC is a visitor that has overstayed its welcome, it has lost all sense of relevance, personally it has been 2 decades since I last viewed ZBC kkkkk Just like its paymasters it has run its race kkkkk



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