Journalists arrested

Journalists Frank Chikowore and Samuel Takawira have been arrested for interviewing hospitalised MDC-A MP Joanna Mamombe and her two colleagues.

The two had received permission to interview the trio when police pounced on them accusing them of trespassing. After it emerged that the charge would not stick, the police changed course and accused them of visiting outside the hours permitted by the hospital. The hospital did not however complain and had allowed the duo to conduct the interviews.

It is however understood that a different charge has now been preferred namely that of failing to comply with a request made by the police.

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