Senior Herald editor, Caesar Zvayi has left the Zimbabwe Newspaper Group (Zimpapers), 11 months after he was removed as editor of the state-run paper. Speaking to Zim Live, Zvayi confirmed his departure saying:
I’m going home. I’ll probably try something different, perhaps return to academia as well, but we’ll see.
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- He joined The Herald in November 2004 but left in July 2008 to be a lecturer in Gaborone, Botswana.
- At the USA’s instigation, Ian Khama ordered his deportation since he was viewed as a government agent.
- Became night editor and then deputy editor of The Herald and replaced Innocent Gore as editor in a shake-up ordered by the new information minister Jonathan Moyo in 2013.
- Removed when Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa was put in charge of the Ministry in 2018, assumably for covering a story on rape charges against Mutsvangwa’s son, Neville.
- Joram Nyathi took over from him in December last year but was sacked barely a month later for alleged “poor editorial judgment” after failing to put President Mnangagwa’s picture on the front page after he returned from a foreign trip.
- Nyathi’s deputy, Tichaona Zindoga, took over on an acting basis but was fired last month for allegedly travelling to South Africa for a meeting with the exiled former Cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere.
- Zimpapers editorial executive, William Chikoto, is currently the acting Herald editor.