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Police confiscate radio sets and charge Radio Dialogue editor for possession of radios
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)

March 01, 2013

Zimbabwean police on Friday 01 March 2013 charged Zenzele Ndebele, the Editor of Radio Dialogue with smuggling Shortwave radio sets into the country in contravention of Section 182 of the Customs and Excise Act or alternatively with failure to produce a listeners' licence.

Ndebele, who was arrested on Friday 1 March 2013 is represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights member Jonathan Tsvangirai and Kucaca Phulu of Phulu&Ncube Legal Practitioners.

Ndebele, who was interrogated by the police over the possession of 180 radio sets which the police allegedly seized from the Radio Dialogue offices in Bulawayo was released into the custody of his lawyers and will return to Bulawayo Central Police Station on Saturday 2 March 2013, when the police are expected to wrap up the recording of a warned and cautioned statement from him as they could not do so on Friday.

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