Photojournalist Jemwa granted bail

Photojournalist Jemwa granted bail

2 September 2016

Freelance photojournalist James Jemwa was on 2 September 2016 granted $50 bail on charges of public violence by Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe.

Jemwa who had been in custody at Chikurubi Maximum Prison for almost a week, was arrested on 26 August 2016 together with more than 60 protestors following demonstrations in Harare’s central business district.

Of the arrested protestors, 10 were also granted $50 bail each.

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