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Police question independent journalists
August 30, 2011
the Law and Order Section on 29 August 2011 questioned Zimbabwe
Independent editor Constantine Chimakure and senior political reporter
Wongai Zhangazha over a story the paper published in its edition
of 8 July 2011.
The story titled:
Ministers rejected Kasukuwere plan, alleged that the two Movement
for Democratic Change (MDC) formations had resisted attempts by
the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenization and Empowerment,
Saviour Kasukuwere, to re-introduce the National Youth Service training
programme arguing it was a ZANU PF election strategy.
The two whose
statements were recorded by Detective Murira were questioned on
the sources of the story which was allegedly based on Cabinet deliberations,
an offence under the Official
since stated that the story did not originate from Cabinet but from
senior officials in both ZANU PF and the MDC as well as from Non-Governmental
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