Booksellers of Tsvangirai’s book released on free bail

Sinikiwe Mutore and Mlamuli Mabhena, the two co-directors of a Victoria Falls bookshop who were arrested at the weekend on charges of selling Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai’s memoirs “At the Deep End,” were released on free bail on Monday.

The State made a u-turn in the court on Monday claiming that the two, who are owners of Rosepet Bookshop, should not have been arrested but instead the company should have been brought to court to answer charges of undermining the authority of the President.

Magistrate Archibald Dingana then postponed to matter to 23 March 2012 when Mutore will appear in court representing Rosepet Bookshop as its managing director.

Mutore was arrested on Friday while Mabhena was arrested on Sunday on charges that they had planted material in the “At the Deep End” books that were being sold in their bookshop.

The police are harassing booksellers who are stocking copies of Tsvangirai’s book. Bookshops in Harare that are selling the copies are being asked by the police to show receipts of where they purchased the books from.

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