ZBC CEO Bans Employees From Using WhatsApp Groups1 year ago
Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) CEO, Adelaide Chikunguru, has reportedly ordered the closure of all ZBC-related Whatsapp groups.
NewZimbabwe.com reported a source at ZBC as saying Chikunguru gave the order verbally, on Friday, during a works council meeting.
She reportedly said the WhatsApp groups were being used to leak the company’s confidential information. Said the source:
She ordered the disbandment of all ZBC Whatsapp groups as she alleges that employees were leaking in-house communication to the press and social media influencers.
ZBC had three groups in which employees engaged to discuss work-related issues as well as their social issues.
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They were also useful in communication between employees and the workers’ committee.
We also used them to mobilise funds to assist each other in times of need, say someone loses a family member.
The ban was communicated verbally during a works council meeting held on Friday.
She ordered that these groups should be disbanded and those responsible for them have since complied.
The order was against the background of a letter that went viral on social media regarding the delay of the March salaries and the controversy surrounding the purchase of 33 Nissan Navara vehicles which was leaked to the press.
Chikunguru was appointed ZBC substantive CEO in June last year. She was the Group Corporate Communications Executive at Tongaat Hulett.
She took over from Helliate Rushwaya, who had been acting in the position for 13 months.