As the search for a negotiated solution to the political crisis continues, journalists are still being subjected to police brutality, arbitrary arrest and constant intimidation, Reporters Without Borders said. Trying to hide the destitution of the population by arresting witnesses is shameful. Orders should be given for Mawere to be freed at once.
After being arrested, Mawere was taken Gweru police station where she is still being held without being formally charged. She has the required press accreditation from the Media Information Commission.
Her arrest comes two weeks after freelance photographer Tsvangirai Mukwazhi fled Zimbabwe with his family after being attacked and beaten at his home on 29 July by the Harare police, who accused him of owning an improperly registered car. The police still have his vehicle. Mukwazhi and his family have found refuge abroad.Â
Reporters Without BordersÂPost published in: News