Zimpapers has consented to a legal demand to avail equal, fair and honest coverage to political players. Through its lawyers Gula-Ndebele and Partners, Zimpapers whose brands include; The Chronicle, The Herald, The Sunday Mail, Star FM among others, said it is not opposed to an application filed by Veritas and others.
Veritas filed an application suing state media and state entities for not sticking to the law that requires them to provide fair and unbiased coverage to all political players. In the letter written to Beatrice Mtetwa, Zimpapers said they are not opposed to the application. The letter reads:
We act for Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited in the above matter. We have been instructed to confirm in writing, as we hereby do, that our client is not opposed to your clients’ application. Our client is keen and ready to comply with the law in providing its services.
As per tele-conversation between your Ms B.T. Mtetwa and our Sobusa Dula-Ndebele, we confirm that it was agreed that in light of our client’s non opposition of the application, there will be no claim of costs against our client.