Moyo to be investigated

jonathan_moyoHARARE - Leo Mugabe, the chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Communications, has announced that the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe BAZ would soon be summoned to appear before the committee to explain why it had not invited applications for community radio stations

three years after the enabling legislation came into force and also on the need to open the airwaves, according to a recent MISA report. Meanwhile, Professor Jonathan Moyo, former Minister of Information and Publicity, reportedly failed to appear before the same committee and Leo Mugabe said his team intended to probe Moyo on the operations of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings and the Media and Information Commission during his tenure as Minister of Information. Misa further reports that retired Chief Justice Anthony Gubbay has been selected to chair an independent labour panel to determine the suspension of Dr Ibbo Mandaza, founding CEO and editor-in-chief of the Zimbabwe Mirror Newspapers Group (ZMNG), publishers of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror. Mandaza alleges that his ouster is being engineered by the Central Intelligence Organisation following its acquisition of the majority shareholding in the publishing company.

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