New Daily News Paper For Zimbabwe

HARARE, – THE Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) has granted a Harare business woman, Rudo Boka, a licence to start a daily newspaper in Zimbabwe to rival The state-owned Herald and the privately owned News Day.\r\n

Boka is the daughter of the late controversial tycoon Roger Boka.

Godfrey Majonga, the chairman of the ZMC, disclosed during a meeting with editors from both the state and independent media on Tuesday that the latest daily newspaper called National Daily was registered last week and is owned by Boka Holdings.

Also registered the same day is a magazine by Yellow Pages published as well as a local office of the foreign news agency Bloomberg.

“To date, the commission has registered 15 media houses with the latest one having been registered last week,” said Majonga.On Tuesday a company contracted by Boka Holdings started flighting
advertisements online seeking to recruit staff, from the editor to drivers.

The ZMC last year licensed Alpha Media Holdings publishers of NewsDay, The Daily News and The Daily Gazette, among other publications.

However, it is only the NewsDay which has hit the streets.