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Weekly Media Update 2010-25
The Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe
Monday June 28th - Sunday July 4th 2010
July 07, 2010
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that two senior government ministers, ZANU PF's Didymus Mutasa and
the MDC-T's Co-Minister of Home Affairs, Theresa Makone, had intimidated
the police in an effort to obtain the release of Mutasa's son, Martin
Mutasa, from custody, provided some spice in a week that was again
dominated by the Constitutional Parliamentary Committee's chaotic
management of its constitutional outreach consultation programme.
The surprise was that this shocking news appeared as the front-page
lead story in The Herald where ministers are rarely, if ever, accused
of such allegations.
the media continued to publicize the administrative nightmares plaguing
COPAC's exercise, the state-run media censored a wave of political
intimidation against a cross-section of Zimbabwean society, mostly
those living in rural areas, aimed at coercing people to support
ZANU PF's position on the new constitution. Apart from publicizing
the threats, and some violence, the private media quoted analysts
and civic organizations arguing that the problem would undermine
the credibility of COPAC's exercise.
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