Journalists have been urged to desist from distorting facts and write responsibly to help preserve the country’s history.

 

This was said by War veterans who survived the Chimoio and Nyadzonia massacres after touring the shrines with local journalists.

Addressing Zimbabwean journalists who toured the Chimoio and Nyadzonia shrines in Mozambique, liberation war veterans who survived the Rhodesian bombings at the two sites said scribes should correctly articulate Zimbabwe’s history.

Director in the Ministry of Media, Information and Publicity, Mr. Regis Chikowore, said the ministry was committed to giving all local journalists an opportunity to tour and familiarise themselves with these historical sites.

Chairman of the Cultural Tourism Journalists Association of Zimbabwe, Thomas Chidamba, said his organisation will engage all stakeholders in the media fraternity to find common ground following the snubbing of the tour by journalists from the local private media.

Journalists from the private media snubbed the tour reportedly because it was against their organisations’ editorial policies as the trip was viewed as propping up ZANU PF which prosecuted the liberation struggle.