Tafadzwa Tuboy Mugwadi, the ZANU PF Director of Information and Publicity has dismissed as “utter nonsense” reports that Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda was Thursday barred from a Politburo meeting. NewsDay sources had claimed that he was barred over his recent call for the amendment of the constitution to allow citizens in the diaspora to vote and for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to appoint a second Vice President. In response to the reports, Mugwadi said:
Indeed, just as Cde Mudenda called it, the Newsday story cleared by their Editor Wisdom Mudzungairi is a piece of utter nonsense, mischief, and one that clearly shows standards of journalism at Newsday continue to nose-dive under his watch. We will be writing to @vmcz
Speaker of the National Assembly Cde J Mudenda is always released at 2 pm for Parliament’s question & answer session. On Wednesday, Politburo started at 2 pm & not the usual 9 am. The Speaker came to notify that & was as usual given green light to attention to Parliament business.
How the @NewsDayZimbabwe & its editor Wisdom Mudzungairi created a fake news headline out of nothing boggles the mind. The NewsDay owes their tiny readers the favour of truthful & factual reporting. This habit of quoting one’s left fingers & call them Zanu-PF sources is shameless.
When contacted for comment on reports that he was barred, Mudenda said: “That’s nonsense,” before dropping the call.