By Rungano Dzikia
The Russian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Nikolai Krasilnikov has condemned negative media reportage on the country, stating that the country was very stable and in capable hands.
These remarks come at the wake of unstable and crisis claims which rocked the international media scene last week, as hostile media organisations sought to feign human rights violations warranting regional attention.
“Zimbabwe is peaceful, stable and a very strong country… and such negative reportage leaves a lot to be desired.
“We highly appreciate the measures being undertaken by Government under the leadership of His Excellency the President Mnangagwa to curb the pandemic and provide health care for the people to safeguard and protect the health of Zimbabwe population in this critical moment,” he added.
The ambassador made these remarks yesterday while handing over an 8 tonne medical supply consignment and personal protective equipment from Russia to fight Covid-19.
His remarks buttressed Government’s previous plea for truthful reportage as this had a far reaching consequences on the country’s economic prospects than what ignorant politicians and purported ‘human rights activists’ realise.
The past week had seen a deliberate vilification on Zimbabwe by opposition politicians leaders and journalists from neighbouring South Africa (Julius Malema; Peter Ndoro, Sophie Mokoena, among others), having been ill-informed on Zimbabwe’s situation by local political rivals.