Zimbabwean Journalist Lenin Ndebele Appointed News24 Editor

Prominent Zimbabwean Journalist Lenin Ndebele has been appointed as appointed as News24 editor.

Ndebele joins News24 from the Sunday Times, where he reported from and on Zimbabwe.

He takes over from Lynsey Chutel, who has been appointed reporter-researcher in the Johannesburg bureau of the New York Times.

Ndebele hails from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where he has worked in the media industry for 14 years.He cut his journalistic teeth at several Zimbabwean newspapers and wrote for The Chronicle and Sunday News as a senior reporter before becoming news editor of the local tabloid B-Metro.

He’s also done freelance work for City Press and Drum.

“Joining News24 is a big gig for me. I’ll be covering over 50 countries, so there’s a lot of writing to be done, but I am up for the challenge,” said Ndebele following his appointment.

Ndebele’s work will focus on the Southern African Development Community countries in particular.