NewsDay staffers arrested

NEWSDAY deputy editor Nqaba Matshazi, reporter Xolisani Ncube and Alpha Media Holdings’ legal secretary Sifikile Thabete were yesterday arrested and detained at Harare Central Police Station on charges of contravening Section 31 (1) (ii) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.


The trio’s lawyer Taona Nyamakura last night confirmed that his clients were being charged with “communicating or publishing false statements prejudicial to the State” in relation to a story over Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) bonuses.

Nqaba Matshazi

By last night Matshazi, Ncube and Thabete were still detained at Harare Central Police Station and are expected to appear in court today.

The allegations against the trio stem from an article published in Wednesday’s issue of NewsDay entitled, CIO ‘secretly’ get bonuses.

4 Responses to NewsDay staffers arrested

  1. susan4525432 January 8, 2016 at 9:20 am #


  2. gfjdgfjg January 8, 2016 at 10:08 am #

    I just got paid $6784 working off my laptop this month. And if you think that’s cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers and made over $9k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do,

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  3. Arikana Chihombori January 8, 2016 at 10:38 am #

    Who says that the PARANOID Zanu pf are not allergic to the truth.

  4. Samaita January 8, 2016 at 11:36 am #

    Why is ZANU PF so immature and childish? If not true why worry about it. Just let the relevant minister go out there give a press statement and have the state broadcaster interview the dept. Then that way they may expose the article as faulty. In this case the strong handedness confirms that there is an element of truth in the story. Now that the issue will go on trial what if evidence is produced to verify the story? Gudo guru peta muswe…

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