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Zimbabwe police arrest SABC journos

13 August 2013, 13:04

Cape Town - Zimbabwe police yesterday arrested and briefly detained two correspondents of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) for allegedly shooting video of an open space where the MDC held its final rally before the 31 July elections, a report said on Tuesday.

According to News Day, Harare lawyer Mupanga Bhatasara confirmed the incident and identified the journalists as Shingi Nyoka and cameraman Ephert Musekiwa.

He said the scribes were initially detained at Milton Park and transferred to Harare Central Police Station’s Law and Order Section before their release almost two-and-a-half hours later.

"They were released after the police at Harare Central Police Station correctly observed that  the area the SABC correspondents were filming was not a protected area," Bhatasara said.

"They are correspondents with the appropriate  media accreditation and what happened to some extent is a form of harassment and an unwarranted inconvenience to people lawfully doing their work."

The arrests come as police have reportedly launched a manhunt for two British journalists Jerome Starkey and Jan Raath in connection with a  story implying that Zimbabwe signed a secret deal to export uranium to Iran for the manufacture of nuclear weapons.

- News24


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