Journalist Kudzayi sues police, defence ministers for wrongful umbrella arrest

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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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Former Sunday Mail editor in court

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By Prosper Dembedza Former Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi on Saturday appeared in court after he was allegedly found in possession of articles with military style camouflage markings at a police roadblock in Harare. Former Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi Kudzayi (32) of number 3 Green Valley Heights, Quinton Road, Greystone Park in Borrowdale, Harare, was facing charges of unlawful possession or wearing of camouflaged uniform when he appeared before magistrate Mr Edwin Marecha. He was granted $100 bail and the matter was deferred to March 8. Related Articles It…

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Edmund Kudzayi: Mnangagwa politically insecure

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By Edmund Kudzayi | Zimbabwe Independent | President Emmerson Mnangagwa has on at least two occasions publicly accused Zanu PF of working against him. President Emmerson Mnangagwa At a healing and reconciliation workshop for winning and losing Zanu PF primary election contestants before the July 30 general elections, Mnangagwa claimed there was plot to impeach him. He claimed to have received this information from the intelligence services. The second incident on this followed the July 30 elections. Addressing victorious Zanu PF parliamentary candidates Mnangagwa accused some MPs of attempting to…

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