Zanu-PF slams privately owned media

via Zanu-PF slams privately owned media | The Herald April 20, 2015

ZANU-PF has castigated the private media for creating convenient platforms for expelled members to continue peddling falsehoods and vitriol against President Mugabe and the First Lady.

In a statement, Zanu-PF national spokesperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo said expelled members such as Didymus Mutasa, Joice Mujuru, Rugare Gumbo, Temba Mliswa and Jabulani Sibanda must stop hallucinating that they were still members of the revolutionary party.

“The so-called independent Press has continued to be a mouthpiece of this unprecedented mischief, giving misleading messages to the public, including multiple falsehoods on the President and the First Lady.

“This surely must come to an end.

“There is only one Zanu-PF,” said Cde Khaya Moyo.

He said the expelled members should henceforth cease hallucinating that they were still members of the revolutionary party.

“Again there is only one Zanu-PF, which together with its former counterpart PF Zapu liberated this country after a long and protracted struggle.

“The two then signed the Unity Accord on 22 December 1987 under the name Zanu-PF. This is the Zanu-PF which recently held the 6th National People’s Congress and the endorsement of President R.G. Mugabe as its President and First Secretary. The President proceeded to appoint the Politburo in line with the Party’s amended constitution,” said Cde Khaya Moyo.

After his expulsion from Zanu-PF, Mutasa attempted through unorthodox means to register for nomination for the coming by-election in the Headlands constituency but his papers were rejected on the basis that he no longer belonged to the revolutionary party.

The Constitutional Court rejected his appeal against expulsion from Parliament, a position which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) reinforced by rejecting his nomination papers.

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo recently said the former Presidential Affairs Minister had become a security threat.

Prof Moyo was responding to Mutasa’s continued attacks on the Zanu-PF Government through some media houses saying such utterances could not be expected of a former security minister.

“Mutasa has been talking nonsense and it is unheard of as a former security minister. He should have been quiet and we were supposed to be worried about what he is thinking about.

“Clearly, it shows he was not in charge of national security,” Prof Moyo said then as he delivered a lecture at the Zimbabwe Staff College.