Be happy, Mugabe tells the starving: Government begins huge TV and radio propaganda campaign
Zimbabwe's government has begun a huge propaganda campaign to cheer up the country with music, football and sex.Woohoo!
Their production values are good, and some of the tunes so catchy that even opposition supporters have found themselves humming along. But accompanying one on screen with a traditional dance, the kongonya, has prompted protests from TV viewers appalled at the pelvic grinding of young women and children.Who knew?
"Pornographic, sexually perverted, disgusting," some of them said.
Mr Mugabe has defended the advert and this week the state-owned Herald newspaper devoted two pages to explaining that the dance epitomised the fight against colonial domination.
"The sexually suggestive connotations of the waist wriggling and the fast rhythmic throwing upwards and downwards of buttocks is again a sign of defiance of the detractors of the land reform," the Herald explained.