Four journalists were today assaulted outside the Chiredzi Magistrates Court at the end of Mr Andrew Takashinga Bere’s bail hearing. Bere is accused of defrauding United States of America taxpayer funds amounting to USD 7 million dollars during his stay in the country.
Two journalists were allegedly harassed by MDC-T youths on 1 March 2018 at the party headquarters during a press conference
Bail granted to Zimbabwean journalist, Kenneth Nyangani, who was arrested over a story alleging that First Lady Grace Mugabe had donated second hand underwear to residents in Eastern Border town, Mutare.
These wanton assaults cannot be allowed to continue with impunity as they tarnish the image of the police and ruin the mutual working relationship that should exist between the media and the police.
Zimbabwean Journalists are concerned about ongoing cases of police harassment and assault of journalists on duty.
Remarks attributed to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, George Charamba, on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act are misleading.