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NewsDay editor Nevanji Madanhire has stepped down after serving the Alpha Media Holdings publication for five years.

Madanhire told The Herald that he had not been forced out.

“AMH has been giving workers voluntary severance packages. I was not pushed out. I volunteered to step down and got my package,” he said.

“As you know, the company is conducting a continuous severance package so whenever it gets money, it calls for volunteers. I was one of the volunteers,” he said

In a statement on Monday, the AMH human resources department said they were sad to announce Madanhire’s departure.

Madanhire was appointed editor of NewsDay in January 2014 after having been editor of The Standard and deputy editor of The Zimbabwe Independent.

Assistant editor Wisdom Mdzungairi is the acting editor pending the appointment of a substantive editor.

meantime, Wisdom Mudzungairi is the acting editor of NewsDay..

Eye move from a daily publication to a supplement within the NewsDay with effect from April 1, 2015.

The human resources department added, “We are happy for the time that we shared with Nevanji and are grateful for the invaluable contribution he has made to Alpha Media Holdings. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours”.

In the meantime, Wisdom Mudzungairi is the acting editor of NewsDay.

Source : The Herald