MDC-T trying to undermine indigenous languages

MDC-T trying to undermine indigenous languages
Published: 01 January 2012 (757 Views)
State media reports that MDC-T is clandestinely attempting to suppress the views of the people in the new constitution by undermine indigenous languages and endorsing English as the only official language of communication in the country.

The latest revelations are expected to attract wrath from many quarters as the people of Zimbabwe regard language as a tool for national identity and pride.

Political analyst, Advocate Fortune Chasi said language is an expression of the freedom of expression and any political party that has an agenda to stifle that is violating a critical human right.

While Zimbabweans would agree that English is a tool for international record, they also believe the country's identity should not be lost by undermining local languages such as Venda, Tonga and Xhosa, among others.

It has emerged that the MDC-T is trying to disregard the views of the people that came out during the outreach programmes and clandestinely trying to smuggle foreign practices such as gay rights into the new constitution, a clear demonstration of the party's double standards.

During the initial phases of the crafting of the supreme law of the land, the party was claiming to be championing a people driven constitution.

- Byo24News

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