Chamisa blasts ZBC, Herald over biased coverage
By Staff Reporter
MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has singled out the country’s state media for strong rebuke accusing the under fire media empire of being biased against his party.
He was briefing the media in Harare on Monday following the position’s poll challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow electoral victory in the just ended elections.
“We have issues with some of the newspapers like the Herald and the ZBC. We continue to urge them to be visited by winds of sanity so that they report things properly,” Chamisa said.
The opposition chief insists the country’s public media which is operating under tight state control was adamantly refusing to reform after his recent poll campaigns were portrayed negatively by the state media.
He continued: “We don’t want to interfere with their editorial content and editorial policy, but we just kindly ask them (Herald and ZBC) to report accurately and to give fair coverage to all the players.
“Who knows it might not be Mnangagwa the next morning and if you are all routing for a person who did not win the election where are you going to be.
“So, it’s very important that you understand that the Jury is still out. The (court) decision has not been met; people voted and people overwhelmingly voted for change and for this (Chamisa) candidate and this candidate is ready to assume office at the appropriate time. Mnangagwa was defeated in this election.”
Chamisa was referring to his constitutional court challenge.