Barely a year after he took up the top job at Telecel Zimbabwe, Francis Mawindi is out. We received and verified information from our sources today revealing that the telecoms executive resigned with immediate effect on 26 March 2013.
The reasons given so far is that Mawindi has made the decision in order to pursue other opportunities. It’s too sudden though, so there could be other issues at play here.
Meanwhile, John Swaim bounces back in an interim capacity to sill in the gap. Swaim you remember, was interim CEO before Mawindi himself came in.
Telecel employees received a letter this week apparently from the company’s board chairman, James C. Makamba, informing them the Mawindi was stepping down. Here’s part of the letter:
One source told us Mawindi’s decision was made most probably as a result of a board meeting held in Cairo this week. Egypt is were the Orascom Telecom, the Telecel parent company, is headquartered. We’ll be posting any new information we get on the matter.