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Studio 7 Headlines, Tuesday, May 3, 2016


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Children in some schools in Zimbabwe on Tuesday recited the newly-introduced national pledge, which has been widely criticized by locals as Zanu PF's attempt to allegedly brainwash young people.

Some parents refused to send their children to school today in protest against the introduction of the national pledge. The government says the national pledge is expected to motivate people to cherish their Zimbabwean identity but most locals claim that it is unconstitutional.

Zimbabwean journalists say media freedom and access to information remains a pipe dream in the country as some laws regarded by some as draconian are still intact despite constitutional provisions granting local people a wide spectrum of press and media freedoms.

A new survey finds overwhelming support among Africans for the media and their role as a watchdog against government corruption and abuse.

We will give you an update on government’s view on human trafficking as some Zimbabwean women, who abused in Kuwait after being promised good jobs by employments agencies but were enslaved in that country, are now back home.

Stay tuned for these stories and more coming up on Studio 7 at 7:30 pm on 9-0-9 Medium Wave and on the 4-9-3-0, 5-9-4-0 and 1-5-4-6-0 shortwave frequencies. We also broadcast on www.channelzim.net. Please check us out on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.

This evening on Livetalk our hosts of the Connection Ntungamili Nkomo and Tatenda Gumbo will be talking with listeners and experts about the opening of schools in Zimbabwe for the second term amid concerns that reciting the national pledge is some form of political indoctrination. And are parents able to find money for school fees?

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