A soldier yesterday swooped on vendors selling copies of NewsDay and Daily News in Gokwe in what is believed to be a renewed terror campaign against the independent Press.
The vendors were ordered to surrender their newspapers at a police post at Gokwe town centre.
The NewsDay newsroom was inundated with calls from Gokwe yesterday as readers voiced their concern over the clampdown.
Although no comment could be obtained from the police by the time of going to print last night, one of the vendors said the lone soldier pounced in the morning.
The soldier arrived at a sports bar in the morning and approached a vendor selling papers and ordered him not to sell the papers. He demanded to know owners of the papers, she said.
This harassment started on March 10 when a Mitsubishi vehicle with five men came and gave the directive for us not to sell the newspapers.