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Moyo fires new ZBC board chief

Information Minister Jonathan Moyo today withdrew the appointment of Dennis Magaya from the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation board , a day after the appointment, saying he had learnt that Magaya was involved in a salary scandal at Powertel one of the business units of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority. Magaya had been appointed chairman of the new board. He was replaced by Catholic priest Father Gibson Munyoro. Moyo said the allegations against Magaya “are that he has been a recipient of inflated consultancy fees and that he has been an undeserving beneficiary of the corruption of tender procedures by the recently dissolved Powertel board. Powertel falls under the ministry of Energy and Power Development….In particular and of great concern to the ministry, it has since transpired that after designing a US$25 million new strategy for Powertel, the recently dissolved Powertel board proceeded to hire Dr Magaya to implement his own design despite the fact that the State Procurement Board had specifically disqualified his company from participating in the tender on grounds that he was conflicted as the designer of the strategy which was the subject of the tender.”

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