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Nine Zim Journalists Arrested and Detained

Zim Journalists (File Picture)
Zim Journalists (File Picture)

Nine journalists were on September 30, 2021, arrested by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police while at the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) offices in Harare.

The journalists, Leopold Munhende, Thomas Madhuku, Nyashadzashe Ndoro, Robert Tapfumaneyi, Marshal Bwanya, Gaddaffi Wells, Adrian Matutu, Tongai Mwenje and Tinashe Muringai had gone to ZEC offices to cover a demonstration by members of the MDC Alliance.



The journalists were taken to Harare Central Police Station before being released without charge, following the intervention of lawyer Chris Mhike.

MISA Zimbabwe position


It is worrying that members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police continue to arrest journalists who would have produced accreditation cards and also advised that they are undertaking their professional duties.

MISA Zimbabwe calls on the ZRP to desist from unjustifiably interfering with the work of media practitioners.

Robert Tapfumaneyi