Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Stop writing anti-Mugabe stories - minister warns journalists

10 December 2015, 13:02

Harare - Zimbabwe's information minister Christopher Mushohwe has lambasted the country's private media for an alleged fixation with the first family and their dealings while ignoring matters of "national interest, New Zimbabwe reports.

Speaking at a press briefing at his office in Munhumutapa on Wednesday, the minister warned media organisations against negative reportage and urged them to focus on ground-level issues.

Mushohwe claimed that the media constantly picked quarrels with government officials, therefore negatively affecting the image of the country and the state's investment profile.

"A bad press, is simply bad, it is not good for the country, it is not good for government, and it is bad for business," Mushohwe was quoted as saying.

According to a NewsDay report, Mushohwe said a new media policy would soon be crafted.

"We expect a high sense of professionalism and sensitivity to matters of national interest. I committed myself to working with proprietors to ensure good practices in the media," Mushowe was quoted as saying.

"However, in the event that the hand of goodwill extended by government is not reciprocated in equal measure, then government will take corrective measures in terms of the law."

Mushowe also warned government officials and members of the ruling Zanu-PF against taking their squabbles to the newspapers in an effort to discredit one another.

The minister's comments came after several threats of a similar nature were made by top Zanu-PFofficials, with the First Lady Grace Mugabe going as far as offering journalists groceries and farms in order to gain favourable reporting. 

According to News24, the First Lady previously accused journalists of "hate speech", threatening to revoke press cards if journalists continued to refer to her as "controversial".

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- News24


Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Cyril Mike Odhiz
Kenyans furious on young lady aft...

A young Kenyan woman is the talk of town after she posted a photo with her elderly lover after a round of steamy sex, or so the photo suggested.  Read more...

Submitted by
Kiplangat langat
Uhuru could be a one term Presid...

Bomet governor Isaac Ruto has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta could be a one term President if he fails to increase allocations to the counties. Read more...

Submitted by
Mody Sammy
35 year old farmer a new milliona...

A 35 year old farmer from Mpeketoni Lamu county has become the latest millionaire in town as she became winner in the ongoing ‘Shinda Mamili na Story Ibambe’. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Leave your past relationship bagg...

Leave your past relationship baggage at the door when you start a new relationship. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Advice from a young married Kenya...

I was just going to get water in the office kitchen and thought a simple hi was fine until I ended up in an hour long conversation with someone. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Helping you find the type of man ...

To put it simply, you can’t go looking for fish in a meat market; you have to go to a fish market. Read more...