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NewsDay Editor, reporter charged over child-killer kombi story

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Police this afternoon charged NewsDay Editor Nevanji Madanhire and reporter Moses Matenga for allegedly publishing falsehoods prejudicial to the State following the publication of a story headlined “Chihuri, You’re Responsible.”

Nevanji Madanhire
Nevanji Madanhire

The story was about three-year old Neil Tanatswa Mutyora, who died after being knocked down by a commuter omnibus driver, who was allegedly fleeing from a “menacing police officer”.

Moses Matenga
Moses Matenga

According to police the journalists “published or communicated false statements prejudicial to the State with the intention to incite or promote public disorder or public violence or endangering public safety.”

The accident  occurred last week at the corner of Kwame Nkrumah and Chinhoyi Streets
The accident occurred last week at the corner of Kwame Nkrumah and Chinhoyi Streets

Madanhire and Matenga were detained and interrogated for seven hours before being charged and released.

More details to follow’

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