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)
Read The Herald‘s Story Editor, reporters arrested
Read Wednesday Comment by The Herald COMMENT: Law of the Instrument archaic, Dr Chihuri
Read the story that has caused the arrest by The Sunday Mail TOP COP fingered in poaching saga
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