Zanu-PF National Chairman, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo has lashed out at the private media for lacking national focus and ignoring issues that are of historic importance to the country.
Ambassador Moyo expressed disappointment at sections of the private media who have failed to tell the Zimbabwean story in its rightful context but instead choose to focus on issues that do not contribute to nation building.
He described this as abuse of journalistic ethics and priviledge.
Citing incidents where some sections of that media have been exposed to failure to articulate national interests, Ambassador Moyo reminded the private media that the Zimbabwean story should be told by all Zimbabweans as national challenges and difficulties affect everyone.
â€œI noted some of these publications lack proper publishing policies, or programmes but only write Mugabe this, Mugabe that and all very negative.
â€œYou begin to wonder whose interests they serve because when Zimbabwe is burning, we all burn,â€ Ambassador Moyo.
The private media has been on the receiving end of criticism with analysts calling for stories that promote a national and developmental agenda for the country in the face of the neocolonial onslaught by international media organisations on the government of Cde Robert Mugabe for embarking on the land reform programme.