Suspended ZBC boss was earning $39 000 a month

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation chief executive Happison Muchechetere who was sent on leave last month pending an audit of the bankrupt national broadcaster was earning $39 000 a month, including allowances. Figures released by Deputy Minister of Information Supa Mandiwanzira today showed that Muchechetere was earning a salary of $27 000 a month. He was also paid a housing allowance of $3 500 a month, an allowance for domestic workers’ salaries of $2 500, an entertainment allowance of $3 000 a month and a general allowance of $3 000 a month. Muchechetere, who became the ZBC’s chief executive officer in 2009, was also entitled to unlimited fuel, five business tickets a year and unlimited local air travel. The ZBC, which was making only $275 000 a month, also serviced his mortgage. Workers at the ZBC had not been paid for six months.

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