Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) anti-riot officers assaulted Talkmore Fani Mapfumo a local journalist with online publication Zim Morning Post today, 16 of August 2019, in Harare for filming the police officers when they were dispersing protestors in the Central Business District (CBD).
Nunurai Jena a correspondent with the Voice of America’s Studio 7, was on the morning of 7 June 2019 arrested and detained without charges for three hours by police in Kadoma in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland West Province.
Prominent Zimbabwean musician Sulumani Chimbetu on 5 April 2019 reportedly assaulted freelance journalist Tendai Guvamombe after the musician did not take kindly to a question that had been put to him by the journalist.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers this afternoon intentionally shot three teargas canisters into occupied offices belonging to 263Chat, a local media organisation based in Harare.
On 20 March 2019, the Kwekwe Press Club lodged a letter to protest the continued harassment of journalists at the hands of ZANU-PF youths and supporters.
On 1 March 2019, photojournalist with the Midlands Observer, Mduduzi Masiya was physically assaulted by the ruling party ZANU PF youth after covering the monthly clean-up exercise in Kwekwe.
MDC Alliance security details are reported to have harassed Tafara Chikumira, a journalist with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation (ZBC) during a rally held in Gweru’s Mkoba stadium on Sunday 24 February 2019.
Remigio Matangira, MP for Bindura South, on 11 February 2019 threatened and intimidated journalists covering a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee meeting in Harare.
Sengerayi Manyanga, ZANU-PF Councillor for Masvingo urban’s Ward 10 on the morning of 1 February 2019 verbally assaulted and threatened TellZim staff.
Five journalists were caught up in demonstrations that rocked Harare and Bulawayo on Monday 14 January 2019.