ZBC Employees Upset With Sadza, Beans, and Cabbage Diet

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is reportedly giving its workers at Pockets Hill in Harare and Montrose Studios in Bulawayo a daily diet comprising sadza, beans and cabbages.

NewZimbabwe.com reported sources as saying the situation has continued for over a year now.

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ZBC journalists covering the ongoing Zimbabwe Agricultural Show (ZAS) in Harare, were denied allowances to buy lunch for themselves.

The workers are said to be surviving on a burger, 500ml of water and a fizzy drink, the whole day.

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They are also being forced to walk into town to get transport to travel to the show after Public Service Commission (PSC) buses stopped ferrying commuters.

According to a letter shared with newsrooms by one of the journalists, ZBC chief executive officer (CEO) Adelaide Chikunguru is to blame for the state of affairs. Reads the letter:

When Chikunguru declared war against employees she really meant it and did not waste an opportunity to display her evil heart.

She has made it a policy that no one receives an allowance for the ZAS event and that food will be transported from Pockets Hill to the Showground.

The meal consists of a burger, a 500ml fizzy drink and 500ml of mineral water.

Employees who are toiling in the sun are expected to have this for the whole day, that is 0800hrs-1630hrs; that is if you are lucky to get it because the meals are not even enough for everyone on the ground.

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For years, viewers and listeners have accused ZBC of offering poor quality programmes and this could be attributable to a demotivated and poorly paid workforce.

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