Newsday journalists to appear in court tomorrow

03 Mar 2017

The editor of Newsday Wisdom Mudzungairi and senior reporter Richard Chidza are expected to appear in court on 4 March 2017 on charges of insulting or undermining the president in terms of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act following publication of a story pertaining to President Robert Mugabe’s health.

Mudzungairi and Chidza were released on the same day on 3 March 2017 after being questioned and charged for the alleged offence by officers from the police Law and Order Section in Harare.


The story titled, Mugabe in fresh health scare … sneaks out to Singapore, was published in the newspaper’s edition of 2 March 2017. This followed President Mugabe’s departure for Singapore on 1 March 2017.

Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba, is on record confirming the president’s trip to Singapore for a “scheduled” medical review.