The Herald Is Not Government, So Don’t Listen To Them: Minister

The Herald Is Not Government, So Don’t Listen To Them: Minister
Published: 2016 August 29 09:35:16 (2116 Views)

THE minister of Information and Publicity Christopher Mushohwe has warned Zimbabweans from taking as government position information churned out by the State-owned Herald — which is often biased to the ruling Zanu PF saying the publication was not government. 
Minister Mushohwe was responding to reports that the government’s head President Mugabe would declare a State of Emergency to deal with the spate of protests against government failure. not to listen to the State-owned Herald publication as it was not government. 
“The Herald is not government, so don’t listen to them. When government deems it fit to declare a state of emergency, we will communicate accordingly,” Mushohwe told the NewsDay in response to the question whether or not the government would declare a State of Emergency to deal with protests. 
The Herald has since the beginning of the era of protests in the country taken an active role in denouncing the demonstrations as sponsored anti-government elements, even going to extremes describing protesting civilians using hate words such as “dissidents” and “hoodlums” amongst some. 
The Herald has also in the previous months been used by government to issue threats of brutality to protesters — which have turned to  out to be true as shown by recent police violence on protesters. 
Although in terms of hierarchy, Mushohwe is the overseer of Zimpapers, his statement maybe interpreted upside down by some of his Zanu PF counterparts — who are benefitting from the Herald’s biased reporting. 





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