The controversy surrounding a Twitter Account in the name of the President of Zimbabwe has hopefully been put to an end after President Emmerson Mnangagwa revealed that it belongs to him.
The Mail and Telegraph report that Mnangagwa said that the sentiments and opinions expressed through the account are his. Mnangagwa is quoted as saying:
The Twitter account is mine and every information on that handle is a reflection of my sentiments and opinion.
The Twitter account has of late generated confusion within the government’s communications department. The Mail and Guardian noted instances where there was disharmony concerning the twitter account:
1) In January, Mnangagwa posted a video drop in which he declared that he was solely responsible for all the information posted on his official Twitter handle and it was his opinion.
2) Charamba then came out guns blazing saying citizens must not listen to or take the Tweets on Mnangagwa’s handle seriously as the messages do not portray a genuine or a reflection of the president’s opinions.
3) The Ministry of Information then publicly declared that the messages on Mnangagwa’s Twitter handle were genuine and citizens must treat them as such.
4) On Monday, Mutodi then pulled a shocker on Star FM wherein he dismissed the authenticity of messages and information disseminated on the Twitter handle. He said the communication on that handle was not a true reflection of Mnangagwa’s opinions.