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1/8 Word from @HeraldZimbabwe is that many at @Zimpapers are celebrating the fall of a dwarf in giant robes. When @TichZindoga was summoned by the Wing Commander, the Zimpapers board chair, he was told that he had been fired because he was incompetent, inexperienced & a sellout!
2/8 After telling @TichZindoga that he had been fired, Wing Commander Tommy Sithole ordered him to "take 15 minutes to clear your office. Take what is yours & never comeback. You failed to do your job". Shaken, Zindoga started crying; begging to be retained as deputy editor!
3/8 When the Wing Commander told him that he could not be retained as deputy editor, @TichZindoga begged to be demoted to his earlier position of political editor. An irritated Sithole then barked at him: "Chief you are not listening to me. You are not wanted here. Just go!"
4/8 Earlier, Sithole had assigned his 1980s @Zimpapers editorial colleague, Davison Maruziva, to assess @TichZindoga as #Herald editor. Maruziva's report was a big NO. He found that Zindoga had no capacity & that he referred everything to @nickmangwana, who also has no capacity!
5/8 After Sithole told @TichZindoga to go & clear his office where his dismissal letter would be sent in 15 minutes, the sun fell down on him. He phoned @nickmangwana who said he was in Egypt & could not help. Nick later texted some officials calling Zindoga "stupid & reckless"!
6/8 When he did not get any joy from @nickmangwana, a devastated @TichZindoga phoned information minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, asking her to intercede for him. Monica expressed indignant surprise: "Uchiripo ikoko? Awusi kudiwa. Kana vakuru varamba. Chienda. Chibva ipapo iwe"!
7/8 As a backdrop, @TichZindoga had read the writing on the wall & saw the trouble coming. He sought help from Auxillia Mnangagwa who hit the roof & said "urimutengesi iwe". Shocked, Zindoga went to Isaac Moyo, CIO Director General, to ask for "protection". It was a long shot!
8/8 Ironically, while @HeraldZimbabwe is burning, having had four editors within 12 months, #TrevorNcube's newly promoted editors find the burning #HeraldHouse attractive. Recently @wisdomdzungairi sought to be #Herald editor, while @Faye_Zaba sought to be @SundayMailZim editor!
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