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'Media does not have a partner in Zanu-PF and the MDCs,' says Trevor Ncube

by Staff reporter
18 May 2013 at 12:24hrs | Views
ALPHA Media Holdings chairman Trevor Ncube said he was worried the MDCs in the inclusive government lacked a clear media policy and feared they would abuse the State media the way Zanu-PF did if either of them gets into power.

Speaking at a Sapes Trust policy dialogue debate on media freedom in Harare on Thursday, Ncube said the MDCs had shown a lack of passion in media freedom and he envisaged continuation of the abuse of State media should they come in power.

He said he was disappointed that the MDCs had failed to campaign for the privatisation of Zimpapers and their silence on the matter was an indication that they would want to perpetuate the current status quo.

"The media does not have a partner in Zanu-PF and the MDCs," Ncube said.

"The MDCs should have been fighting for the privatisation of Zimpapers so that it is controlled by an Act of Parliament. We do not see this being argued by the people in the MDCs and it is worrying. There might not be hope if the MDCs get into power."

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