The crew of online comedy and news production media company, Bustop TV, came under attack from Zanu-PF supporters at the Heroes Day commemorations yesterday.
The Zanu-PF supporters accused the crew of being pro Nelson Chamisa and against President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The rowdy supporters chanted,
“Imi vanhu vekuBustopTv you don’t like ED, Muri vanhu VaChamisa (You people from Bustop TV don’t like President Emmerson Mnangagwa, You Are Nelson Chamisa’s People).
However, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Nick Mangwana managed to diffuse the situation before it escalated.
Responding to the incident, the Zimbabwe Online Content Creators (ZOCC) said,
“We strongly condemn the attacks by some senior @zanu_pf supporters who threatened @bustoptv crew covering the Heroes day. While the demand to be balanced is a cardinal point to all members, threatening the content creators was out of order, we thank @nickmangwana for handling it.”