Mdu I am glad you have logged on to defend the regrettable decision to show those gratuitous pics.
May I say that the criticisms I have expressed are my own and I don't think Ngqungqulu can be associated with the substantive detail of what I have written.
I can assure you that if I had access to a forum on your site I would have expressed my opinions there.
As it is I have posted satirical comments about these pics here and for your information at the Shumba forum.
I think you'll agree that Ngqungqulu's witty response may have indicated a determination not to follow your site's example: at the same time he indicated an amused detachment from my position.
As Cde Potshoza has written, please do bear in mind that in the public forum comments will be made that may sting or bruise momentarily without any intention to cause permanent injury.
I have described you as a credible journalist with a track record, I hope and expect, to success, in response to criticism from Zanu PF critics.
If you accept the sincerity of my criticisms please accept the sincerity of the compliments too.
But I stand by those criticisms.
Running the pics was salaciousness posing as righteousness; lewdness posing as moralism; crudeness posing as refinement; rudeness posing as good manners.
I think it suggest English tabloid influence and I don't believe this is an expression of respect to Zimbabwean women in general.
I don't think you should exploit your power as a website owner by abusing these young women and threatening to expose them shows you in a bad light as a bully.
I hope we are not going to see a "Page Three" type appearance at your site every day.
I reiterate that I have much respect for your sense of enterprise Mdu.
I am happy to continue the exchange but please do not feel it necessary to draw the host of this site into further discussions.
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