MISA-Zimbabwe Media Alert: Daily News reporter detained in Mutoko

7 July 2014

Daily news reporter Helen Kadirire was on 3 July 2014 reportedly detained by police in Mutoko, Mashonaland East for allegedly, inciting the community to demonstrate.  

The Daily News had travelled to Mutoko North with the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association to cover a meeting organised by a local development trust.

Their detention came in the wake of a meeting organised by Mutoko North Development Trust with one of the directors at the National Stone Export to discuss the development of the community.

Apparently the directors did not show up and the community decided to demonstrate against their failure to attend the meeting in order to get the attention of the relevant authorities.  As this unfolded, the police pounced on the vehicle they were travelling leading to their four-hour detention. 

 

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