Tazzen Mandizvidza

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Tazzen Mandizvidza

Tazzen Mandizvidza is a Zimbabwean media practitioner and the Head of News and Current Affairs for ZBC. Tazzen was also the General Manager for Productions and Television.[1]

In 2018 ZBC slapped Tazzen with a $1 million lawsuit over alleged financial irregularities that plunged the State broadcaster into massive losses.[2]. In October of 2018, he was also suspended without pay by ZBC chief executive officer Patrick Mavhura.

Allowances Scam

Tazzen was accused of improperly benefiting from allowances running into a million dollars. He was allegedly “double-dipping” on housing allowance amounting to $103 200 and received irregular bereavement expenses amounting to $2 000. He owed administration fees on a housing loan amounting to $5 833 and received an irregular payment for a trip to India amounting to $8 925. He also owed unpaid PAYE on allowances amounting to $332 038, penalty on outstanding PAYE amounting to $332 038 and interest due on outstanding PAYE amounting to $44 719.[3]

2014 Suspension

In November 2014, Mandizvidza was suspended from employment pending a disciplinary hearing over charges of misconduct relating to financial irregularities. He was rehired on the condition that he pays back the money he allegedly swindled from the state broadcaster.


  1. ZBC reshuffles management, The Herald, retrieved: 19 Nov 2018
  2. JUST IN: ZBC SUES TAZZEN MANDIZVIDZA FOR $1 MILLION, ZiMetro, retrieved: 19 Nov 2018
  3. ZBC blacks out suspended Mandizvidza - NewsDay Zimbabwe, NewsDay Zimbabwe, published: 24 Oct 2018, retrieved: 19 Nov 2018