Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation poaches SABC man

Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In a rare skills transfer, Zimbabwe's Broadcasting Corporation has secured the services of a top South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Manager as its chief executive.
According to informed sources, Alum Mpofu, a Zimbabwean, who is presently SABC's Manager for Research, has accepted the top job at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC).
Generally, skilled people in the Southern African region prefer to work in South Africa, where remuneration and conditions of service are much better.
However, Mpofu said the Zimbabweans had made him a reasonable offer and he had accepted it.
Although Mpofu did not comment on the high rate of crime as a possible reason for his decision, other professionals have threatened to leave South Africa country if the spiralling wave of violent crime is not dealt with speedily.
Recent media reports say the only other country with a higher murder rate than South Africa is drug-ridden Colombia.
Mpofu said he was determined to improve the ZBC by putting together a highly skilled team to transform the national broadcaster.
SABC has not made any official announcement on the move, but insiders said a farewell party had been held for Mpofu.

22 june 2001 18:29:00

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