Wednesday, November 16, 2011

(TALKZIMBABWE) Zan-PF says MDC-T MPs ‘ignorant’

Zan-PF says MDC-T MPs ‘ignorant’
Posted by By Our reporter at 16 November, at 13 : 51 PM

Zanu-PF legislators have accused their fellow lawmakers from the MDC-T of bias and lacking facts when debating issues. The two camps clashed in the Senate when they were debating a motion to institute an investigation into the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s operations.

Zanu-PF Senator for Chimanimani, Monica Mutsvangwa and Uzumba Maramba-Pfungwe Senator, Oriah Kabayanjiri castigated their MDC-T counterparts of lacking facts when debating issues.

The Senators said this while responding to a motion by MDC-T Senator, Morgan Komichi aimed at putting in place a team to investigate ZBC operations, saying legislators should instead call for peace and the shutting of pirate radio stations which broadcast hate speech time to time.

However, MDC-T Senators defended the motion, arguing that ZBC was playing partisan broadcasting in favour of Zanu-PF, hence the need for parliament to investigate the programming.

The motion comes against a background where some private pirate radio stations continue to illegally infiltrate the country’s air waves propagating hate speech despite a provision for the banning of such stations.

It also comes at a time when government through the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe is making efforts to free the airwaves by engaging private players for licencing.

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