Bustop TV comedian abducted
At around 2200hrs today, 21 August 2019, a group of unidentified, masked and armed men abducted Bustop TV comedian Samantha Kureya, popularly known as Gonyeti from her Mufakose home.
The men did not produce any warrant or give reasons for the abduction. The men forced their way into the house and assaulted Samantha’s family members, including minors, in the process. Kureya’s brother has filed a police report of the abduction at Marimba Police station. The report number is RRB 4149688.
In February this year, Kureya and her colleague from Bustop TV were detained and fined after Police held that a 2016 satirical skit amounted to public nuisance. During their brief detention in February, the Bustop TV pair were warned that their satirical skits were growing more political.
MISA Zimbabwe is working with the family and Bustop TV crew to ensure that all remedies available at law will be pursued with the urgency that this crisis deserves.
More to follow…
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