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Freelance journalist summoned for questioning by police
January 18, 2013
Police at Hob-house
police post in Mutare on 17 January 2013 summoned a local freelance
journalist, Bernard Chikoto for questioning. This was in connection
with a complaint filed by one "Mrs Mukodza" regarding
photographs that Chikoto allegedly took of a house in Hob-House
suburb of Mutare.
The house in
question allegedly belongs to one Tawanda Mukodza a former ZANU-PF
youth provincial chairman. Police revealed to Chikoto, who was accompanied
by a lawyer from Misa-Zimbabwe's Media Lawyers Network, Passmore
Nyakureba, that they had intended to charge him with criminal nuisance.
questioning in the presence of the complainant, Chikoto was released
around 4.30pm of the same day without any charges being preferred
lawyer Passmore Nyakureba was this morning advised by police that
the complainant 'Mrs Mukodza" has since reported the
matter at Chikanga police station where Chikoto is to appear for
questioning again around 12 mid-day.
will provide more details as the matter unfolds.
the MISA-Zimbabwe fact
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