ZimBuzz editor, Michael Shoko, filed a complaint with the Media Complaints Committee (MCC) over a story published by the Chronicle on 28th February 2018 headlined, “Candice Rejoins ZiFM”. Shoko complains that the Chronicle story is a replicates a ZimBuzz story published on 27th February 2018 headlined, “Candice Mwakalyelye rejoins ZiFM Stereo”.
Shoko argues that this is just one of several instances in which the Chronicle has used their (ZimBuzz) content without consent and is demanding that the newspaper desists from doing so.
The Chronicle Editor, Mr. Innocent Madonko in his response acknowledged publication of the ZimBuzz story by the weekly newspaper but indicated that they attributed the source of information as is the newspaper’s standard practice with content from the internet or any other external source. He also added that, going forward, the Chronicle would also desist republication of ZimBuzz stories.