MISA-Zimbabwe Alert: Editor assaulted

Gabriel Mupasiri a car dealer and computer technician in Zimbabwe’s southern town of Masvingo on 24 May 2012 stormed into the newsroom at The Mirror’s newspaper offices where he assaulted the weekly’s news editor Passmore Kuzipa.

Mupasiri said he wanted to see the author of a satirical column, Hot on the Heels, which carried a story titled – Rhodene man locks up wife.

The column carried in the weekly’s edition of 24-31 May 2012, did not name Mupasiri as the alleged culprit, but the car dealer insisted he was the person mentioned in the story.

Mupasiri said he wanted to deal directly with the person who writes the column. When he failed to identify the writer, he turned his anger on the news editor and assaulted him with clenched fists.

A report was made at Masvingo Central Police station where an assault case number 1347075, was opened against Mupasiri.

According to officials at The Mirror, the police were still pursuing the matter.

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