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Charamba says fake Zanu-PF statements an inside job

By Staff Writer

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba has warned against the issuance of fake press statements which he described as purely an inside job.

The remarks come on the back of rampant publishing of fake statements with many exposing glaring corruption within the government agencies and departments in fresh development signalling cracks within the ruling party.

Commenting on X this week Charamba said the issuance of fake Press statements was threatening to “go out of hand”, adding that there was an “insidious” hand in their production.

A fake statement purported to be from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces also circulated on social media with theauthors complaining about rampant corruption among army bosses which they said started from the “top”.

The latest fake statement dated February 21, castigates Zanu PF Masvingo province members who mobilised for Mnangagwa’s third term bid under the slogan, “2030 VaMnangagwa vanenge vachipo (Mnangagwa will still be in office by 2030)”.

Dismissing the fake Press statement Charamba using his X handle @dhonzamusoro007 called on the security officers to swiftly hunt down the individual behind the statements so that they will “teach others a lesson”.

“There has to be a legal and technical remedy to this tendency which threatens to go out of hand,” Charamba said.

“There is some insidious hand on social media which forges or garbles statements for own political goals. We saw it with a recent Press release by the Zimbabwe Defence Force. It is repeated today. The law can be made quite quickly; technology is there to trace a post back to uploading miscreant. Our security structures must act pretty fast so just one case is made to teach the rest a lesson!!!!!,” posted Charamba.

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