Breaking: Police question community radio producer

Police question community radio producer

Wilson Maposa a radio producer with Wezhira Community Radio Initiative was on 15 June 2015 summoned and questioned by police in Masvingo over suspicion that the initiative owned broadcasting equipment.

Maposa was questioned by officers from the Law and Order Section on whether the community radio initiative had started broadcasting.

According to the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA), it is illegal to broadcast without a licence issued by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ).

The investigating officer named as one Mafuratidze, told Maposa’s lawyer Martin Mureri, that they would visit the Wezhira premises in Masvingo on 16 of June 2015 to check whether they had any broadcasting equipment.

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