Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed former Midlands State University (MSU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Emeritus Ngwabi Bhebhe as a Trustee of the Zimbabwe Mass Media Trust (ZMMT)
A celebrated historian par excellence, Professor Bhebhe is the first Vice-Chancellor of the MSU.
He previously served as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe.
The soft-spoken Scholar holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Geography from the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (UBLS). In 1972 he received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Imperial History from the University of London.
The ZMMT will be chaired by Honour Pinel Mkushi.
ZMMT is mandated to manage state media and related companies outside the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.
Its media empire includes New Ziana and Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Pvt Ltd and Kingstons Holdings.
In a statement on Wednesday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana said the appointment was done in accordance with the Mass MEDIA Trust founding Deed of 1995 and its amendment.
“In accordance with the Mass MEDIA Trust founding Deed of 1995 and its amendment, His Execellence Pressident Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed the following as Trustees of the Zimbabwe Mass Media Trust with effect from 10 February, 2020,” said Mangwana.
Other Trustees are Thomas S.G Sithole, Patience Gawe, Phatisani Nyathi and former Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) National Spokesperson Charity Charamba.
The appointments are with effect from February 10.