The Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, Professor Jonathan Moyo, says polarisation of the media in Zimbabwe is a threat to the new economic face the country is embarking on.
Addressing journalists from various media institutions in Bulawayo, Professor Moyo said polarisation of public opinion has directly increased the cost of off-shore money.
He said given that politics in a country is measured in the media, the continued portrayal of bickering in Zimbabwe through a polarised media is a sovereign risk.
The minister said due to the polarisation, accessing money is expensive regardless of whether a person is in government or in the private sector.
Professor Moyo said de-polarising public opinion is a responsibility of both the government and the media.
He said the country can not successfully implement the ZIMASSET blueprint with polarisation, saying it is critical to tolerate each other’s political differences.