“I’m Going Home,” Herald Editor At Large, Caesar Zvayi, Quits

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.

Zvayi’s Timeline:

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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.

More: Zim Live


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