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Supreme Court Reinstates Happison Muchechetere As ZBC CEO

Supreme Court Reinstates Happison Muchechetere As ZBC CEO

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) Chief Executive Officer, Happison Muchechetere, remains an employee of the public broadcaster despite the termination of his contract in 2015.

Muchechetere was suspended by ZBC in 2014 and then sacked in 2015 over corruption allegations.

But Justices Elizabeth Gwaunza, Lavender Makoni, and Tendai Uchena upheld Muchechetere’s appeal after the High Court ruled in ZBC’s favour.

The top court established that in part that “he remains an employee until the state broadcaster terminates his contract properly,” his lawyer Professor Lovemore Madhuku said.

The full judgement had not yet been published late Friday, a day after the Supreme Court judges gave their ruling.

Muchechetere was suspended in 2014 following his arrest accused of buying an outside broadcast van from China at an inflated price after circumventing tender procedures.

The ZBC sacked him in 2015 after a disciplinary panel chaired by former High Court judge James Devittie found him guilty of misconduct.

Muchechetere, who also faced criminal charges, sued the ZBC at the High Court but the court found in the public broadcaster’s favour, prompting his appeal to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard his appeal last year, but the judgement was only handed down on Thursday.

Meanwhile, ZBC appointed Adelaide Chikunguru as its new CEO in June this year.

More: ZimLive


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13 Comments

Kudakwashe Gwatiringa 6 months ago

Hazvishamisi Chombo akawanikwa asina mhosva Happison haanawo. Achatopiwa Mari dzake dzegore raakamiswa upto now


Noni Kay 6 months ago

🤔🤔🤔


Dhiniwe 6 months ago

Kugocha kunoda kwamai,nerimwe zuva ichava nhoroondo


Noni Kay 6 months ago

Kupfutsa moto kunoda kwaamai,kwemwana kudzima

Reginald Ngwarati 6 months ago

At least justice in now being saved... Mr Muchechetere was innocent from the word go


Coming soon 6 months ago

Haina kubiwa yakaitwa misplaced uchainzwa konzi pakazoitiwa audit iripo mdoyakavaka icho neicho final audit yavapo potouchirwa maoko vamwe vakatsumwaira Zimbabwe kkkkkkk ma bhiriyoni forget wangu zvakatovjarana vhunza vamwe nezvebhora kana weather doroguru welcome to zimbabwe ladies and gentlemen .Mariii kutiiii saka ane mhosva ndeupi?🇿🇼🤔🤔🤔


Cde Chazezesa 6 months ago

Vote Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front 2023


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Black Bagah 6 months ago

Gara Zviya What was his Chimurenga Name...?🤔


jairos machingambi 6 months ago

Kana tikaita matongere emasaramusi nyika yedu inofa,vatongi ndokumbira mushe mwari,nyaya ya happison iri pachena huhwori of its worst


Emmanuel Chikwenza 6 months ago

MuZimbabwe munosungwa vasina Mari kwete vane maridzavo vanosvitsana kumapena


Sir king dejavu wejecha 6 months ago

Catch and release syndrome .


Madala Banda 6 months ago

Mu Zimbabwe anoba huku anopiwa 40yrs in prison ...but vematumbu vanoba Mari avo kungosungwa nekupisa bail yaya yogara 30yrs isati yapera zvozonzi bail conditions relaxed after dzimwe 20 yrs onzi aquited


Doroguru 6 months ago

Zim is a banana republic for sure.🤔🤔
All high profile cases are being thrown out saka muvhunzo woti mbavha chaiyo yakaba maBirrion edu ndeip?🤷



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