Zimpapers Bulawayo branch held a farewell dinner for outgoing Chronicle Editor Mduduzi Mathuthu on Monday. Mathuthu was last week reassigned to lead the Southern Times in Namibia, leaving Innocent Madonko as the acting editor. Zimpapers group editorial executive William Chikoto, group human resources manager Mr Herbert Simemeza; group internal audit manager, Kennedy Mutimudye; Zimpapers Bulawayo branch general manager Marks Shayamano as well as senior editorial staffers from Zimpapers Bulawayo branch attended the dinner
Chikoto praised Mathuthu for his sterling work in transforming the Chronicle. He said the publication should strive to maintain the standards left by Mathuthu as his style of writing brought excitement into news reading. Mathuthu said he was leaving a friendly newsroom and was glad that he was leaving a branch that was profitable. “I want to pay a special tribute to Cde Shayamano, the most approachable comrade. He always said in the Chronicle, we will succeed together and fail together,” Mathuthu said.