Some notable journalists & individuals have complained that the recently deceased Bill Saidi was not as great a journalist as he is being projected.
An article posted on Bulawayo24 today says:
“Bill Saidi has passed on, and with him to the grave goes sins he committed by his lack of bravery and boldness, which, in media fraternity, usually amount to lack of ethics. As apparently clear from my conversation with him, he could not stand up to Zanu PF during his stay at ZimPapers; neither could he influence a shift towards ethical and true reporting. He should have walked out.”
“He however stayed and continued taking instructions to peddle lies about Dr Nkomo and the mother party. He continued spreading news he did not believe himself and hence, we correctly and justifiably hold him culpable of what Gukurahundi did to Zanu and its supporters.”
Responding to a tweet by Zimpapers’ Caesar Zvayi today that called for people to let Bill Saidi rest in peace by not talking about his media contribution to the genocide, notable journalist, Nqaba Matshazi tweeted:
Really, such denialism. Yet you write daily about the evils of colonialism. Should we forget what Smith & others did, as they rest in peace? https://t.co/UauCTuZuJg
— Nqaba Matshazi (@nqabamatshazi) January 5, 2017