ZANU PF national spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has distanced the ruling party from messages circulating on social media platforms claiming that the party intends to ban women and girls from wearing mini-skirts and trousers in public places.
Pindula News is publishing Khaya Moyo’s statement issued late Sunday afternoon, below:
The Revolutionary Party, ZANU-PF distances itself from circulating fake news saying the Party is lobbying or mooting for the disbandment of mini-skirts and trousers for women.
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The fake news whose origins has been traced to an NGO allied to the opposition parties reflect the views of that organization and its handlers who have no respect for women, women’s rights and our culture.
The Liberation Struggle for the Independence of our Republic from colonial rule was fought and won by combat men and women and trousers had no gender.
The Party’s Women’s League was formed by combat women during the prosecution of the Liberation Struggle to commence work for post-colonial women empowerment programs and advancement in rights, status, opportunity and emancipation.
To this day, significant strides have been made by the ZANU PF Government to advance women’s rights through radical economic empowerment programs to ensure that women equal men in all spheres, economically, politically and socially.
It is therefore ridiculous that a giant mass Party formed and existing on the shoulders of an empowered Women’s League can be attributed to such trivia dressing. This false story reflects a new low for the MDC Alliance.
ZANU PF reminds political players that spreading fake news in the name of our leadership or Party as part of the so-called misinformation and disinformation agenda shall never salvage their falling political fortunes nor heal their factionalism and splits.
The People of Zimbabwe know too well, what ZANU PF, the Party of the masses stands for because it is theirs and in no way can they be misled by these desperate fake news peddling.
What is indeed disturbing and heartless is that such fake news is being generated in the name of our Acting National Commissar, Cde Patrick Chinamasa by heartless MDC Alliance groups at a time when Cde Chinamasa is indisposed and recovering at home following an accident recently.
These shameless levels of desperation reflect the immaturity, childish mentality, and an uncultured disposition in the MDC Alliance.
Surely, these opposition malcontents have become headless lost minds and need our prayers and sympathy and not ridicule.