State Media’s Politically Inflammatory language misguided
Alex T. Magaisa
The state media’s use of politically inflammatory language ahead of the anticipated application for extension of time by Government to the Constitutional Court as recommended by SADC is a cause for concern because it undermines the judicial process by creating an impression that the matter has been pre-judged and will not be given fair consideration by the court.
A Harare magistrate has postponed toJune 27the matter in which the Director of Research in the Prime Minister’s Office, Thabani Mpofu and three other staffer members are accused of contravening the Official Secrecy Acts.
The trial of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai staffers will continue Tuesday after one of the accused Thabani Mpofu told the magistrate that he was being persecuted for unearthing corruption cases at the Attorney General’s Office.
Prime Minister Tsvangirai address to the SADC extra summit in Maputo
The Constitutional court judgment is not cast in stone and should not be used as an excuse to scuttle the necessary reforms that will achieve our shared goal of a level political playing field for a free and fair election.
Prime Minister Tsvangirai said Saturday at the SADC Extra Ordinary summit in Maputo Mozambique.
Zimbabwe, President Mugabe has done the unthinkable. Without consulting me as required by the law, he proclaimed July 31 as the Election Day. As the Rt Hon. Prime Minister of this country, a key member of the coalition government and the man who has the popular mandate, I cannot and will not accept this. I am now asking you to be with me all the way if we are to ensure that Zimbabwe is not dragged back to the dark days of that sham 2008 election.
Journalists have been implored to give prominence to peace building stories as a way of discouraging politically motivated violence in the country as the country prepares to go for watershed elections scheduled for this year.
The calls were made by the Churches and Civil Society Forum (CCSF) a coalition of churches and civil society organizations that advocates for peace and democracy in the country.