Zanu propaganda stepped up

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

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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