The statement follows revelations that Newsday journalist Tinotenda Samukange was detained for close to three hours by soldiers in Harare’s high-density suburb of Kuwadzana on Friday 3 August 2018.
Samukange was on his way home when he was informed that the military had been deployed in the high-density suburb. Upon approaching the area, soldiers detained him despite identifying himself as a journalist. During his detention, he was instructed not to take pictures as the army executed its operation.
MISA Zimbabwe Position
MISA Zimbabwe notes that this is the fifth violation since Wednesday 1 August 2018. We, therefore, call upon the government of Zimbabwe to stop the attacks on the media as journalists carry out their constitutionally guaranteed duties. The media should be accorded unfettered access to events across the breadth of the country as they unfold, in line with the laws of Zimbabwe.
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