Home / Foreign / Zimbabwean journalist arrested for “defaming” Mugabe’s wife

Zimbabwean journalist arrested for “defaming” Mugabe’s wife

A Zimbabwean journalist has been detained for writing a news story deemed insulting to the country’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, a legal aid group said on Tuesday.

Kenneth Nyangani of the privately-owned Newsday newspaper was detained late Monday, police spokeswoman, Charity Charamba, confirmed, adding that a full statement would later be issued on the case.

Nyangani had written an article alleging that the first lady — a notorious shopper with a penchant for designer goods — had made a charitable donation of clothes, including used undergarments, to supporters of her husband’s Zanu-PF party.

“We understand police officers are planning on charging him with criminal defamation,” said Kumbirai Mafunda, spokesman for Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, the group representing the journalist.

Reuters

Check Also

Photos from President Buhari’s speech at the D-8 summit in Turkey

President Buhari spoke at the Programme of the 9th D-8 Summit at the International Convention …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: