Zanu PF’s Masvingo provincial secretary for information and publicity councillor Goddard Dunira has urged the media to play its watchdog role as a way of assisting the ruling party to fulfill promises made during election campaign in 2013.
Speaking at a media briefing in Masvingo on Friday night, Dunira said the media should provide constructive criticism.
“It’s no longer time to criticise for the sake of it, the media should be there to tell us what we should do. I promise you that Zanu PF is ready to listen and adopt new initiatives. Play your watchdog role so that we can measure our performance through the media,” said Dunira.
Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) chairperson for Masvingo George Maponga thanked Dunira for ‘coming out of hibernation to meet journalists for a constructive media briefing’.
“We want to thank Dunira for coming to discuss pertinent issues that affect both politicians and journalists in Masvingo,” said Maponga.
Dunira also said his executive was legitimate and those in Zanu PF who are calling for fresh elections were day-dreaming.
“We are here to stay. We were legitimately elected and there is no way we can leave office because some few elements in the party were not happy,” said Dunira.