Power FM station manager DJ Scott suspended over sexual abuse

Power FM Zimbabwe station manager and renowned radio personality, Scott Matengambiri, popularly known as DJ Scott, has been suspended by ZBC following allegations of sexual harassment.

HARARE – Power FM station manager and renowned radio personality, Scott Matengambiri, popularly known as DJ Scott, has been suspended by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) following allegations of sexual harassment.

Reports emerging from within the state broadcaster suggest that a complaint of sexual harassment was filed against Matengambiri.

It is alleged that he persistently pressured a young female colleague for an inappropriate favor in exchange for job opportunities.

Matengambiri, who has nearly two decades of dedicated service to ZBC, is now facing an internal investigation into these allegations.

The suspension of DJ Scott adds to a growing list of sexual harassment cases involving senior ZBC employees.

Just last week, Robson Mhandu, the radio services director at ZBC, was suspended for similar allegations.

Mhandu, who is known for his political affiliation with Zanu PF, is determined to contest the allegations despite self-incriminating voice messages that have surfaced.

ZBC’s human resources department is expected to handle Matengambiri’s case, with reports suggesting that he is contemplating resigning to avoid the disciplinary process

Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive officer Adelaide Chikunguru.
FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive officer Adelaide Chikunguru.

ZBC’s CEO, Adelaide Chikunguru, declined to comment on the matter when approached by the press.

This string of sexual harassment allegations within the state broadcaster has raised concerns among insiders and industry regulators.

The Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) expressed deep concern over the reported cases and called for immediate action.

ZMC urged organizations to suspend and prohibit alleged perpetrators from entering work premises during investigations, ensuring a safe environment for the alleged victims and a thorough examination of the allegations.

A ZBC insider emphasized the need for authorities to take a decisive stand against sexual harassment, which, according to them, has persisted unchecked for too long.

They also highlighted the importance of providing victims with the necessary support to cope with the consequences of such acts.

The cases of Matengambiri and Mhandu are expected to shed light on a deeper issue of sexual harassment within the state broadcaster and potentially prompt further action and reforms in addressing this concern.

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