This is another cunning signal from Zanu (PF) and its losing President Robert Mugabe that they do not take other GNU partners seriously. How can a national broadcaster in the inclusive government lobby for an exclusively Zanu (PF) trio to run the country? The song is a product of a bad loser, said John Murimi (50), a radio and television listener in Harare.
Another listener, Miriam Nhari (43) vowed not to pay her listeners licenses, as the National Broadcaster had confirmed it was a Zanu (PF) project.
We can not afford to bankroll Zanu (PF) projects out of our hard earned money. During this time of inclusiveness, radio and television should be preaching political tolerance and togetherness. How can a self respecting radio and television station advocate for an exclusively Zanu (PF) national leadership? This is an insult to intelligence of the electorate which rejected Zanu (PF) and Mugabe at the March 28, 2008 elections. Mugabe has no mandate of the people to run this country, thanks to his SADC colleagues who proposed the GPA, she said.
Listeners were disturbed by Jiti Zanu (PF) jingles played on radio and television, more than a record 500 times every day.
The most frequently played songs propose the country leadership must be made up of Mugabe, Vice Presidents Joyce Mujuru and John Nkomo. The lead female singer suggests a ruling team to run affairs of the country and proposes the failed trio. The other song asks the listenership to pay attention to the ruling President Mugabe. The jiti songs drawing little attention from listeners say something like Teerera unzve kutonga and Ndikusetere timu.
People wondered if the songs were being played as adverts for the coming Heroes Holiday Commemorations.
We are not sure if this is an advert for a national event, since the jingles were not in the spirit of inclusiveness which must be prevailing in the country and over the Heroes Day Commemorations. Given Zanu (PF)s reputation of not paying for adverts flighted at the national broadcaster, this could not be an advert. If the jingles were played by public demand, can the broadcaster afford accruing royalties due to Zanu (PF) youths who composed the songs? asked a ZBC radio disc jockey.Post published in: News