Mlondolozi Ndlovu vs H-Metro (February 2017)

The VMCZ Media Complaints Committee (MCC) has received a complaint from Mlondolozi Ndlovu over a story published by H-Metro on 21 February 2017 headlined, “Mutuma turns to God”.

Mlondolozi Ndlovu, who is Managing Director and Deputy Editor of Match Day Zimbabwe is complaining that H-Metro Senior reporter Chipo Sabeta plagiarised their (Match Day Zimbabwe) story published on the 15th of February 2017 on a football player Rodrick Mutuma who is said to have started attending church service at a Bulawayo Church. Ndlovu states that the story was written by their reporter Leopold Munhende under the headline “Mutuma turns to God in Bulawayo” and subsequently reported/plagiarised by Chichi Sabeta in the hard copy and online edition of the H-Metro under a similar headline.

The complainant also indicates that attempts to resolve the issue with H-Metro through engagements with Sabeta, the news editor Mr. Chipunguzhane and the Editor Mr. Moyo have not been fruitful.

H-Metro is yet to respond to communication from the MCC