Zanu PF has set the Zimbabwe election campaign trail on fire with the party releasing blistering adverts the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says denigrate the image of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who is portrayed on state-controlled television and radio as a womanizer.
The MDC-T says most of the adverts, which do not focus on important local issues affecting the electorate, are not fit for public consumption.
The party says it paid the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) thousands of dollars for its own adverts which are currently being slotted at the same time with the stinging Zanu PF adverts. Here is a sample of one of the Zanu PF adverts being aired on ZBC.
MDC-T deputy spokesman Joel Gabhuza says his party believes that such adverts are likely to energize its base instead of having a negative effect on the MDC-T leader.
Zanu PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo was not reachable for comment.
But party activist Morris Ngwenya said these adverts are meant to portray a true image of the prime minister, who was once caught up in a web of women following the death of his wife, Susan, who died in a car accident in 2009.