“Social Media poses a serious threat to African culture” says army boss

Speaking yesterday at the inaugural Culture Day hosted by more than 1 000 ZNA recruits at Imbizo Barracks in Bulawayo under the theme, “Instilling patriotism through culture”, Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Commander Lieutenant-General Philip Valerio Sibanda said that social media is posing a serious threat to African identity and that Africans should guard against foreign domination of the mind.

Said Lieutenant-General Sibanda:

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A people without a culture are indeed a people without a soul. The contemporary trends in which social media has become a dominant phenomenon is posing a threat of loss of identity for people in the developing world. Cultures of powerful nations have been marketed through Western-owned media platforms while the people from Third World countries become inevitable consumers of these marketed products. Consequently, Africans have to some extent become carbon copies of our erstwhile former colonisers.

More: Herald

Philip Valerio SibandaZimbabwe National Army

General Philip Valerio Sibanda is a Zimbabwean military general and the current Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces. Before that, Sibanda was the Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army a position he held from December 2003 to December 2017. He succeeded General Constantino Chiwenga as... Read More About Philip Valerio Sibanda

The Zimbabwe National Army is the country's military wing which was established with the role of ensuring territorial integrity, peace, stability and security. The force was established in 1980 after the country attained its Independence from colonial rule. Read More About Zimbabwe National Army

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