Zanu (PF) thanks journos

The government-controlled Zimbabwe Newspapers group hosted thank you parties last week for Chronicle and Herald journalists who supported Zanu (PF) in the controversial elections won by Zanu (PF).

During the election period, newspapers under the Zimpapers stable went on an unprecedented propaganda drive attacking the MDC–T and its leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Speaking at one of the thank you bashes in Harare, Justin Mutasa, the group chief executive officer, thanked the journalists for “defending national values”.

“We are here to defend the national interest of our country and we do not apologise for that. Everyone rose beyond their call for duty,” he said.

In Bulawayo, some journalists, who accused the company of short-changing them by hosting expensive parties while paying them meager salaries, boycotted the party.

“What is the point of celebrating Zanu (PF)’s victory when journalists under the leadership of that party have suffered a lot? Most reporters at Zimpapers are taking home a salary of less than $500 and only people like Mutasa are benefitting,” said one journalist.

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