LATEST UPDATE: Editor, Reporters’ bail hearing commences (Photos Included)

LATEST UPDATE: The journalists, The Sunday Mail Editor Mabasa Sasa, Investigations Editor Brian Chitemba and Reporter Tinashe Farawo have been released on bail – Click to read more.

UPDATE: Editorial correction, the court appearance is a bail hearing, not a trial as the original article had published.

The Sunday Mail Editor Mabasa Sasa, Investigations Editor Brian Chitemba and Reporter Tinashe Farawo on Wednesday morning made their initial appearance at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on allegations of publishing falsehoods.

The journalists were arrested on Monday following the publication of an investigative article that was published in the newspaper’s edition of November 1, 2015.

The article stated that some police officers, Parks and Wildlife Management Authority of Zimbabwe rangers and Asians were part of a syndicate that is responsible for the poaching that has seen 55 elephants being killed since early 2015.

More details to follow

Pictures by Believe Nyakudjara (Chief Photographer)

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  • Tobbie

    thus clear violation of journalists’ sources confidentiality ethics. Let the media play its role freely

  • Richard Carter

    shame poor guys you forgot that when you write about the opposition thats when you tell the truth or something that ensures the opposition is guilt of whatever crime you concoct.

  • mc3946

    the truth shall never set you free