NetOne board Chairperson chairman Mr Alex Marufu has relinquished his post after serving for two and half years at the position, amidst serious shakeups, culture shift and clashes with past management team which saw most top of its executives fired.
While he spent the better part of his life in South Africa as he was employed by company EOH Holdings. Traveling back and forth to sit on local boards proved to be one of the most demanding tasks he faced, though he personally attested that he enjoyed the challenges and tasks he faced during his tenure.
I am grateful for the opportunity that i got to serve NetOne and the government of Zimbabwe and I thoroughly enjoyed it all, the stress is all part of the thrill. I learnt a lot, made many friends, New contracts and all a worthwhile experience.
As he left the hole, board member Peter Chingoka was hoisted up to assume the duties as Acting Chairperson, while three other board members had been sacked as well in the past months.
His departure comes at a time when Reward Kangai, and these top executives Memory Mandiya Ndoro, (executive public relations and special projects), Mr Prosper Muvengwa (executive retail and sales), Mr Lindon Nkomo (legal executive) and Mr Rafael Mushanawani (chief information officer) have been served with firing orders.
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In a statement, NetOne said Marufu hanged his boots effective immediately.
“NetOne wishes to announce that its Chairman of the board, Mr Alex Marufu has stepped down with immediate effect. Mr Marufu has been chairman for the last two and half years,” said the state owned mobile network operator.
NetOne expressed gratitude for Marufu’s efforts at the company. NetOne takes this opportunity to thank Mr Marufu for his contribution to the business of NetOne and wishes him all the success in his future endeavours and assignments.
The mobile network operator also congratulated Mr Chingoka for taking the interim chair role.
“NetOne also wishes to congratulate board member Mr Peter Chingoka who has been elevated to Acting Chairperson. Mr Chingoka is a veteran of the boardroom with more than 20 years experience in corporate leadership.
“He has recently successfully completed his studies for a Law degree. We look forward to his guidance,” said NetOne.
EOH is South Africa;s largest technology group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with sights on the rest of Africa and the Middle East to enhance its industrial technologies capability and its IT applications and consultancy businesses.