News:Police Question NewsDay Reporter Over War Vets Communiqué. Release Him Without Charge

<vote /> NewsDay senior reporter, Richard Chidza was yesterday summoned to Harare Central Police Station, where he was questioned over the source of a communiqué issued by war veterans, which labelled President Robert Mugabe a dictator.

Chidza, who was accompanied by Alpha Media Holdings legal assistant, Sifikile Thabete and lawyer, Harrison Nkomo, was summoned by Officer Commanding CID Law and Order Division, Assistant Commissioner, Crispen Makedenge who wanted Chidza to disclose, who gave him the communiqué, when he covered the war veterans’ indaba held in the capital last month.

They recorded a statement from Chidza before he was released without charge.

Media Institute of Southern Africa Zimbabwe chapter legal officer, Jacqueline Chikakano said, while police are allowed to pursue their investigations, it was important to respect the Constitution.

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