Journalist Kudzayi sues police, defence ministers for wrongful umbrella arrest

Journalist Kudzayi sues police, defence ministers for wrongful umbrella arrest 1

HARARE – Journalist Edmund Kudzayi is suing Home Affairs and Defence ministers for $500,000 as compensation for his unlawful arrest over possession of a camouflage umbrella. The former Sunday Mail editor, through his lawyers, says that his arrest on February 22 this year, caused him great embarrassment and suffering. Kudzayi was acquitted at the close of the State’s case after prosecutors failed to prove an offence had been committed. The presiding magistrate, Victoria Mashamba, had no kind words against the State when she freed him. Police and prosecutors used a law…

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