Journalists granted bail

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JOURNALISTS Frank Chikowore and Samuel Takawira, who were arrested for allegedly disobeying a police order under the Covid-19 lockdown measures, were Tuesday granted a $500 bail each with stringent conditions by a Harare magistrate.

The duo was arrested after they allegedly sneaked into a private hospital on Friday where MDC youths leaders Joanna Mamombe, Cecelia Chimbiri and Netsai Marowa were receiving treatment following their alleged abduction and torture after they staged a flash demonstration in Warren Park a fortnight ago. The journalists wanted to interview the trio.

The police had blocked the journalists from interviewing the MDC youths leaders on Thursday and on their return the following, they allegedly sneaked into the health facility and failed to observe social distancing.

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