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Attack on Photojournalist Jimu Condemned

Despite the passage of a new constitution in 2013 with an expandedBill of Rights that also include freedom of expression and the media,journalists in Zimbabwe continue to suffer at the hands of the state security.

The arrest and assault of a photojournalist, Angela Jimu who also corresponds for a local paper, the Zimbabwe Mail is a case in point.

Analysts have suggested that police officers are not keen to stand guided by the new constitution as they continue to abuse journalists on duty.

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Itai Dzamara, Editor of the News leader expressed his frustration on the arrest of the fellow journalist who was mistreated by the police on Monday.

“It is worrisome that the police continue to harass journalist even though there is the new constitution which allows journalist to exercise their duties freely without an harassment” Dzamara said.

The harassment of Angela Jimu came barely hours after Zimbabwe assumed the SADC chairmanship.

Patience Muzawazi a political commentator said that Mugabe as the Head of the SADC will not deliver anything.

“Expecting Mugabe to make SADC respects human rights is day dreaming and Mugabe has proved beyond doubt that he cannot meet the will of the people he leads.”Muzawazi said.

Efforts to speak to the ZRP spokesperson proved fruitless as her mobile phone was off.




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