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Zimbabwe police assault, detain photojournalist

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Zimbabwe anti-riot police on Monday allegedly assaulted and detained The Zimbabwe Mail photojournalist Angela Jimu while she was covering a demonstration by opposition MDC-T party youths in Harare.

REPORT BY TAPIWA ZIVIRA, ONLINE REPORTER

Angela Jimu
Angela Jimu

Although police were not immediately available for comment, The Zimbabwe Mail tweeted about the incident.

” #MDCdemo Our photographer #AngelaJimu has been picked and beaten by riot police officer in central Harare while covering an MDC demo,” the paper said in a tweet.

The incident, which comes as Zimbabwe is hosting a Sadc summit, has sparked outrage among journalists and media freedom defenders who have immediately embarked on a social media campaign to demand the release of Jimu.

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe in Victoria Falls  on Sunday attending the Sadc Summit where he took over the chairmanship of the Sadc regional bloc.  Picture by Aaron Ufumeli
Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe in Victoria Falls on Sunday attending the Sadc Summit where he took over the chairmanship of the Sadc regional bloc. Picture by Aaron Ufumeli

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is taking over the charimanship of Sadc until next year.

The MDC-T youths were on one of their demonstrations to demand the 2,2 million jobs promised by the Zanu PF government when it got into power last year.

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