Government has challenged SADC journalists to report the true SADC story in the context of the common historical experience of colonialism and the current attempts by neo-colonial forces to divide the region.Â Â Â
In his speech at the Southern Africa Journalist Association (SAJA) dinner held in Harare, the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Cde Webster Shamu, who was represented by the Director in his ministry, Retired Major Anyway Mutambudzi, said SADC nations have a lot of common historical experience such as the protracted wars that were fought to remove unjust colonial systems.
Cde Shamu urged SADC countries to be wary of neo-colonial forces as they could also impose illegal sanctions on countries in the regional bloc in a way similar to what was done in Zimbabwe, hence the need for SADC journalists to report from a truly African stand point.
SAJA President, Mr Foster Dongozi praised the government of Zimbabwe for extending a hand in supporting journalists in the region.
The gathering by SADC journalists gave them a platform not only to network and exchange notes but to tackle challenges they face in their profession