Zanu propaganda stepped up

December 8, 2011 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

ZBC listeners should brace themselves for an increase in pro-Zanu (PF) songs
and jingles ahead of next year’s possible elections.

by Talent Bhachi

Speaking at the launch of yet another album of Mabvuku-Tafara Chimurenga
choir, Minister of Media and Information Webster Shamu said Zanu (PF) was
considering sponsoring all Chimurenga Choirs and make sure that they
received significant air play.

“Your work does not go unnoticed and we are appealing to you to get
organised, because your music reminds the masses of the need to guard
jealously their sovereignty. As a government we will do our part to make
sure you get air play on national radio and television,” said Shamu.

The statements come barely two weeks after the Broadcasting Authority of
Zimbabwe granted radio licences to AB Communications and Zimpapers, pro-Zanu
(PF) companies.

Political analysts said the move to sponsor Chimurenga choirs, and the
granting of licences to pro-Zanu companies, was meant to dominate the
airwaves ahead of the elections next year.

Harare-based political analyst, Abel Gomo, said Zanu (PF) was desperate and
would try everything in its power to tilt elections in their favour.

“Apart from frog marching people to their rallies so that they can gulp
their propaganda, Zanu (PF) will make sure that every time someone turns on
his radio or television, Mugabe will be there,” said Gomo.

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