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AMH Journalists Spend Night In Police Cells

AMH Journalists Spend Night In Police Cells

Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) journalists Blessed Mhlanga and Chengeto Chidi spent Saturday night in police holding cells at Harare Central Police Station following their arrest in Chitungwiza.

According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Mhlanga and Chidi were arrested for discharging their professional duties as media practitioners.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) accuses the scribes of taking video footage in a polling station in contravention of Section 147(1) of the Electoral Act as read with Section 25 of SI 21 of 2005, a charge which they deny.

Mhlanga and Chidi said that they were at a borehole interviewing some residents about water challenges in Chitungwiza.

Mhlanga also pressed malicious damage to property charges against Superintendent Matsika, who seized and damaged his mobile phone handset, a Pr0 40 Huawei, before releasing it.

Police officers are also accused of confiscating the journalists’ camera and a tripod.

More: Pindula News

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7 Comments 1 month ago

I think these police officers are not wrong at all
firstly they work under command
they are just following the rules .....

Dzvamu 1 month ago

Surely mukomana akapinda these police officers will need re training. Especially on human rights. Ndinoona madhara acho achiresigner en masse chamisa tamuvhotera hedu. Zvichapera izvi.

Leave a Comment 1 month ago

Tmro ma hospitals anenge akazara mena CCC supporters who want to disturb the peace we enjoying in Zim. Don't get caught up in the crossfire ma fellow Zimboz. Let's solve our problems peacefully without drawing unnecessary international attention.

icho 1 month ago

kwaaaaa what peace do enjoy uchitskiksna nesewage uchitotadza kutenga ltr re patrol
aaaah what peace munzara yakadai

Asalif 1 month ago

I think it's barely a week after journalists celebrated Media freedom day is this doing not the one which causes sanctions never to cease because journalists are very influancial across the world all ears and eyes are on them can't you stop harassing these guys once and for all

ccc 1 month ago

thus true but achiwaneiko vote ccc2023

Tozivepiko 1 month ago

Don't be surprised by the ZRP actions most of them are from the Border Gezi indoctrinated youths league

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