Zanu-PF rejects anti-EFF tweet

2015-04-20 23:00
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Harare - A tweet in which Zanu-PF allegedly called for EFF MPs to be burnt alive for delaying a xenophobia debate was "totally fake", a party spokesperson told state television late on Monday.

 "Zanu-PF does not behave in such a thuggish manner,” former ambassador to South Africa, Simon Khaya Moyo, said.

On Thursday, the @zanu_pf account was used to tweet:  “These EFF thugs should be burnt alive for interrupting xenophobia talk in SA parliament. #EFFxenophobes." 

Moyo told the main evening news bulletin on state ZBC television: "This information I can assure you, is totally fake. We don't interfere in the politics of South Africa. We are talking about xenophobia. We are not talking about political parties of South Africa.”

EFF MPs delayed President Jacob Zuma's address on xenophobia for nearly an hour in Parliament on Thursday, demanding that he address outstanding questions about spending on his Nkandla home.

The @zanu_pf account has nearly 29 000 followers. It is not clear who is behind it. Zanu-PF does not have a verified Twitter account. 

On Saturday, it was used to tweet: “We are not a bunch of drunk looters.”

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