Mutsvangwa, Mutodi meet Trevor Ncube

Mutsvangwa, Mutodi meet Trevor Ncube
Published: 15 October 2018 (379 Views)
Government will continue to engage all stakeholders and listen to their views as it formulates the media policy suitable for the New Dispensation and the Second Republic, a Cabinet minister has said.

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said as part of their ministerial mandate they were obliged to develop a diverse and plural media industry for Zimbabwe.

Minister Mutsvangwa said this during a press conference after she met with the owner of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) Mr Trevor Ncube at her Munhumutapa Offices today.

"Today we met one of our major publishers and long-time media practitioner Mr Trevor Ncube. We thank him and his team for reaching out. As part of our ministerial mandate we are obliged to develop and plural media industry.

"That means embracing everyone including those who we agree with and those we may not agree with. The idea is not to have a pliant media but the media that is robust and vibrant in its different ways serving the national interest," she said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Information Minister Energy Mutodi and Trevor Ncube have been smoking the peace pipe this morning after a Twitter spat that went on all weekend.

At one point, Mutodi threatened Ncube that the government could order state officials to stop advertising in NewsDay, the Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard.

After a meeting between the two man and Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, Mutodi tweeted: "I have buried the hatchet with my brother @TrevorNcube in the good spirit of our new 2nd Republic. A friendship built after a fight is long-lasting."



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