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ZBC fails to flight President and Mai Tsvangirai adverts
for Democratic Change
the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is failing to flight
two MDC advertisements which show President Tsvangirai and Mai Tsvangirai
calling on the people of Zimbabwe to vote for the MDC on 31 July.
MDC has paid in full for the advertisements, the ZBC is yet to flight
them raising concerns of the public broadcaster continued disregard
of the Electoral
Act that guides political
advertising during elections.
The two adverts in which
President Tsvangirai appears with Mai Tsvangirai have incisive messages
on what the MDC will do when it forms the next government after
winning the 31 July elections.
which ZBC are declining to flight are already on the MDC website;
Facebook page – zimbabwemdc
have since gone viral.
Sources at the ZBC said
senior management at the station felt that the messages on the adverts
were too powerful and it would be difficult for Zanu-PF match the
MDC adverts and the station was now waiting for Zanu-PF to make
counter adverts from Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace before the
MDC adverts could be screen on TV.
In her advert, Mai Tsvangirai
appears telling fellow Zimbabwean women that she is aware of their
plight in sending children to school and having food on the table,
and that is why she was appealing to vote for her husband, President
Tsvangirai so that they can have a better life and real transformation.
In another advert, the
couple is shown informing the people of Zimbabwe that they deserve
more and that in the next MDC government everything will be possible.
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