Repeal harsh laws, Moyo told

HARARE - Nelson Chamisa, the MDC shadow minister for Information, has called on Jonathan Moyo, the minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, to lobby government to repeal harsh media laws.

In his state of the media address at Harvest House yesterday, Chamisa said despite Moyo’s seemingly good intentions and well documented acrid criticism of the police clampdown on the media, there was still need for the “born-again” minister to walk the talk and charm his Cabinet counterparts to erase some of the country’s harsh media legislation from the country’s law books.

“There is need to align our laws with the new Constitution,” Chamisa said. “Minister Moyo now sounds more like an opposition activist.

“Instead of charming the media, he is supposed to go on a charm offensive in Cabinet so that they change the laws. He is trying to reinvent himself, maybe he is born again. Now he must show by deeds.”

Moyo has recreated himself since his ruling Zanu PF romped to power in last year’s elections, displaying humility and good reason.

He recently denounced the overzealousness of the police in banning a march to commemorate World Press Freedom Day and has fiercely criticised the arrest of journalists using the draconian criminal defamation law.

Comments (6)

chamisa you also need to be born again. abandon the politics of bootlicking tsvangirai and be a man of your own. we know you uchicriticiser tsvangirai's eneptitudness asi nhasi unoda kuti unzi you are the most loyal of his lieutants simply because you trying to position yourself for the party presidency, but to do it in a clandestine way like you doing is indeed delusional and uncivilised

born again - 9 May 2014

young man is clever come 2018 you will understand what i mean.

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samuel - 9 May 2014

Editors of news papers must learn if they lie and defame citizens then they will pay the price. Tell the truth and you have nothing to worry about.

Truthseeker - 9 May 2014

While we commend Jonathan Moyo for his stance against the police actions on the Journalists' march, Nelson is right to say he must go on and speak against POSA and AIPPA which he has a hand in creating. Action speaks louder than words Cde Minister.

Dr Know - 12 May 2014

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