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.
by STAFF REPORTER
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.
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.