Addressing journalists at a media briefing at his party offices in Harare, Makoni said it would be foolhardy for the government to announce an election date before the conclusion of the constitution and the carrying out of a census given the country’s shrinked financial capacity.
“We have a constitution coming up together with a national census, I don’t see how a country like Zimbabwe will manage to carry out three such major activities, with such a weak financial capacity,” he said.
Makoni who castigated BAZ for awarding radio licences to some Zanu (PF) apologists AB Communications owned by Supa Mandiwanzira and Talk Radio of ZimPapers also indicated that his party would not s i t and just look while the country is dragged into doldrums by Zanu (PF) and its allies in the coalition government.
“Should the inclusive government choose to call for elections, we as MKD will partake in the election that would see a solution to the Zanu (PF) nonsense.”
“Zanu (PF) has actually upped its propaganda mantra by awarding licences to its machinery at a time when genuine broadcasters,” said Makoni.
The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe which presided over the radio licences public hearings comprising of more than 90% Zanu (PF) apologists chaired by the party’s praise singer Tafataona Mahoso did not disclose the criteria they used to determine the eligibility of the candidates.
Zanu (PF) has cried foul over exiled broadcasters taking the issue as a pre-condition to the full implementation of the GPA which since the formation of the inclusive government has been flouted.
“The intention is to reinforce the propaganda machine around ZANU PF and this will be the effect.
The silver lining on this outcome and in many other policy areas is that the shelf life of ZANU PF is very short lived and we shall have the opportunity to rectify this including this nonsense (radio licences),” Dr Makoni said.Post published in: News