Photojournalist Manyere released

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Freelance photojournalist Andrison Manyere has been released after spending a night in police custody for taking pictures outside the courthouse on Monday.

Lawyer Harrison Nkomo told NewsDay on Tuesday that Manyere was released after paying a $20 fine for contravening a section of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.

“The charge has to do with disorderly conduct likely to cause breach of peace at a public place,” said Nkomo.

“They have been trying hard to get a charge against him but as a face saver they settled for the disorderly charge.

“In reality, there was no offence committed. We ended up paying the fine,” he added.