Zanu PF National Chairman, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo has expressed concern over the language being used by pirate radio stations, which he said propagate violence and promote divisions among Zimbabweans.
Ambassador Moyo, who was speaking to the US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Charles Ray said pirate radios, which are finding their way into the countryâ€™s airwaves, are a major cause for concern as they are using language that is propagating violence and causing divisions in the country.
“These radio stations carry messages that are not for peace, messages which do not seek to unite the people of Zimbabwe,” said Ambassador Moyo.
Ambassador Moyo said it is imperative for the media to report responsibly and use language that promote peace and development.
He added that it is disturbing to note that while the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe is preaching peace and encouraging people to desist from violence, the pirate radio stations are polluting the whole atmosphere with their hate language.
The issue of pirate radio stations such as Studio 7 and Voice of the People (VOP), which are broadcasting from western countries, is one of the contentious issues in the inclusive government.