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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.

After brief questioning in the presence of the complainant, Chikoto was released around 4.30pm of the same day without any charges being preferred against him.

However, Chikoto's 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.

Misa-Zimbabwe will provide more details as the matter unfolds.

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