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We Are Tired Of Seeing "One Man And His Wife" On ZTV - Biti

We Are Tired Of Seeing

Harare East MP, Tendai Biti (CCC), on Tuesday raised concern in Parliament over national broadcaster ZBC’s alleged bias in its news coverage.

Biti reminded the government that ZBC has a Constitutional obligation to be impartial and allow for diversity of views in its news coverage as it is funded by the public.

The CCC deputy president was responding to a Ministerial statement by deputy information minister Kindness Paradza.

In an apparent reference to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife Auxilia dominating ZBC’s main evening news and current affairs programmes, Biti said:

You see the same faces on ZBC at 8 o’clock every day. You see a man and his wife every day from 8 o’clock to 10 o’clock.

There must be objectivity so that we see alternative voices, views and faces on ZBC.

ZBC is funded by taxpayers and taxpayers deserve to see everyone whether you are red, green or yellow, the current situation of subjectivity and of closure of other voices is unconstitutional and unnecessary. I thank you and seek clarification from Hon. Paradza.

I seek clarification from the esteemed Minister, Hon. K. Paradza why 42 years after independence, we still have one broadcasting house, the ZBC.

It is an eyesore and wherever we go, we are asked that question. Why can we not have airwaves being liberalised so that there are multiple entrants in broadcasting?

In his response, Paradza said those who are not happy with ZBC could always switch channels to other channels as the government has since licensed new television broadcasters.

Section 60 and 61 of the country’s Constitution requires ZBC to be “impartial, and afford fair opportunity for the presentation of divergent views and dissenting opinions.”

More: NewZimbabwe.com

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20 Comments

Mukadota 4 weeks ago

Switch to which other channels


c 4 weeks ago

CCC real change


Dzamara 4 weeks ago

3ktv yakambobuda ikezvino vakavhara haichabudii zano sooo


Majority Rule 4 weeks ago

They are trying to gain mileage by launching unnecessary activities, by showing on Zbc.singing (your days are numbered )

The rest of the Zanu pf members singing, Follow the leader leader follow the leader leader ivo vachipinzwa mudondo


🗣️ Voiceless🇿🇼 4 weeks ago

honestly speaking,I support Mr Biti on that,the programs are too boring.
The truth should be told almost all parliamentarians have dstv's in their homes and watching good programs,even workers of Zbc have got satellite dishes in their homes watching good program.
Lack of passion towards the job leads to poor programing


Gboy 4 weeks ago

kunoitwa nezvei ku ztv isu takaisiya ages ago

Naruto 4 weeks ago

Completely unrelated hazvo but hamana ko Econrt how far pamaBundles edu?
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Etv.co.za 4 weeks ago

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CCC2023 4 weeks ago

Zimbabweans should stop subscribing to DSTV for a month,so that is looses relevance,kana DSTV chibvisa Russian TVs why not ZBC...


Da Truth 4 weeks ago

Zbc is manned by CIO operatives .It is fully infisted by these pple so everything is double checked before screening.So to pliz the party Ed has to appear every night .He is the news u can't dodge Jim u will be fired .If we have many players in the field that they can't tolerate . Monopolize the system and control the system .

@naruto 4 weeks ago

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cde naked 4 weeks ago

DeadBC is full of sh!t


Gwedu 4 weeks ago

Haaa kana iye Monica Mutsvangwa wacho the most incompetent minister I eved seen. Very very very poor broadcast, same programs for years, the likes of ice girl, poor drama series zvazviri, zanu affiliate estate blues, poor cartoon ubongo plus many many more. This television bis only run by non literate members


??? 4 weeks ago

Apa kwava kutonzi pay for your tv and radio license, nxaa


bless 4 weeks ago

zbc is a zanu pf tv


kadonha 3 weeks ago

pamberi naED



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