The ruling ZANU PF party has accused civic rights groups, the United States of America, the opposition MDC and “ghost” social media accounts of spreading “fake news” claiming that there is a crisis in Zimbabwe.
ZANU PF acting spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa on Tuesday told reporters that sections of the local media have also been recruited to spread “malice” about the country.
Chinamasa challenged foreign countries to seek clarity on what is happening in Zimbabwe from the government instead of relying on “faceless” organisations. Chinamasa said:
We have noted the desire to present Zimbabwe as being in a crisis that is sponsored by civic rights groups working with the US and its allies to spread malicious fake news that Zimbabwe is in a crisis of human rights violations.
Working with the MDC and ghost social media accounts and trolls created by one person, these groups are taking every opportunity they get to spread lies against the situation in our country.
They also have recruited some sections of the local media to spread the malice, some who we know are paid to do that.
While we reiterate that there is no crisis in Zimbabwe, we call upon concerned countries to seek clarity from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Information Ministry or ourselves or visit Zimbabwe and experience the beauty, love, unity, peace and stability of our nation rather than relying on faceless organisations like Tajamuka.