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Journalist's case transferred to Harare
January 26, 2011
The case of The Standard reporter, Nqobani Ndlovu was on Tuesday
25 January, 2011 transferred to the Harare Magistrates Courts, where
he will be jointly charged with the editor of the paper, Nevanji
The two are
charged with contravening Section 31 of the Criminal
Law (Codification and Reform) Act which deals with publishing
false statements prejudicial to the state and has a maximum of 20
years prison term or option of a fine.
Muchemwa advised Magistrate Ndumo Masuku at the remand hearing held
in Bulawayo that the directive had come from the Attorney General's
office. Ndlovu was appearing for a remand hearing in which his lawyer
Josephat Tshuma had indicated that he would make an application
for refusal of remand. Tshuma failed to make it to the courts, and
was represented by fellow lawyer, Nikiwe Ncube.
was arrested in Bulawayo
on 14 November, 2010 over a story he wrote alleging that police
promotional examinations were being scrapped to facilitate the absorption
of war veterans and retired police officers in the police force
ahead of the 2011 elections.
Editor of The
Standard, Nevanji Madanhire, was on 30 November 2010 arrested
over the same story.
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