Retired former MDC National Chairman Samuel Sipepa Nkomo has castigated the state owned Herald and its sister media the ZBC for deliberately misrepresenting facts provided to them in interviews.
Speaking to this publication in an interview on Thursday, Sipepa Nkomo said that he had confidence that this publication would tell the true position regarding his retirement from active politics and his thoughts about President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s presumed election victory.
Nkomo expressed his disappointment at the Herald Newspaper for deliberately inferring that he had endorsed the ZANU PF presidential candidate Mnangagwa as the legitimate President of the country.
“I never at all said I was endorsing Mnangagwa as the president,” said Sipepa Nkomo who the state media ran screaming headlines that he had endorsed the controversial victory by Mnangagwa.
“When you read the story and compare the details with the headlines you don’t find anywhere where I endorsed Mnangagwa,” he said.
Sipepa Nkomo announced his retirement from politics on Tuesday after spending fifty eighty years in the opposition trenches. He was a member of almost all major opposition parties throughout his long fight in the struggle for democracy.
— Zimbabwe Eye