The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has introduced television news bulletins in nine languages which were previously marginalized. Speaking during at the launch ceremony at ZBC’s Montrose Studios in Bulawayo Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Dr Christopher Mushohwe said:
We are here for the launch of television news bulletins in nine national languages that were formerly marginalized. In fact, with this occasion we are giving such languages the respect they deserve as Zimbabwean languages as well as fulfilling the dictates of our constitution, which recognizes 16 national languages.
By introducing on television news bulletins in languages that were previously not broadcast, as a national broadcaster, ZBC is promoting the cultures associated with these languages. In other words, the introduction of these languages is synonymous with the introduction or exposure of cultures associated with the languages to the nation.