President Mugabe has lampooned Zanu- PF officials who using social media to wash their dirty linen in public, a development which he says is unnecessarily escalating issues that could be resolved amicably within the party.
Politicians in the party have been wrestling each other on social media a situation that the President finds divisive. He said this while addressing a rally at Dangamvura where he commissioned a Community information centre.
By TechnoMag Reporter
“Patinochema napo chete vamwe vavakukanganisa basa guru rinenge rakaitwa nevakavamba internet kuti vanhu vave neruzivo . Vanhu vave nekubatana nenzira dzakanaka . Asi ikozvino neInternet vamwe vakushandisa sezvatinoona zvichiitwa nevamwe vana vadiki. Kutapa tsika dzisina kunaka. Ndozvirikutichemedza, kutukana zvekare, ndoimwe nyaya yatinayo iyoyo. Hameno kuti tichagona here kuti tidzime nzira dzacho dzinoita kuti vanhu vatukane.
(What is worrysome to us mostly is that some are distorting the real purpose of internet which was meant to enlighten people. To unite people. But now some are abusing the internet like some youths. Getting a bad culture.
This is worrying us. There are people who will be fighting on social media. We don’t know if we are going to solve the issues that make them fight).
Politicians like Professor Jonathan Moyo are always on the microblogging site firing salvos at other politicians. He recently took a swipe on Command Agriculture spearheaded by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Twitter.
The party has banned the use of cellphones in politburo meetings as they battle to contain leaks in their deliberations. use of cellphones in politburo meetings as they battle to contain leaks in their deliberations.