Zimbabwe police arrest reporter over story alleging that Grace Mugabe donated used underwear

Zimbabwe police arrest reporter over story alleging that Grace Mugabe donated used underwear

- A Zimbabwean journalist has been arrested over a story he wrote

- The story alleged that an MP donated used underwear on Grace Mugabe's behalf

- He is reportedly likely to face "criminal defamation" charges

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a journalist over a story alleging that an MP donated second-hand underwear to supporters on behalf of First Lady Grace Mugabe.

The story was published in the privately owned NewsDay newspaper.

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said in a statement that police detained Kenneth Nyangani in the eastern city of Mutare on Monday evening, October 2.

First Lady Grace pictured with President Robert Mugabe. Photo: Reuters

First Lady Grace pictured with President Robert Mugabe. Photo: Reuters

The reason for his detention was “allegedly writing and publishing a story over the donation of some used undergarments” by the First Lady.

He is likely to face "criminal defamation" charges.

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Grace Mugabe at a past rally. Photo: Reuters

Grace Mugabe at a past rally. Photo: Reuters

According to Nyangani's story, local ZANU-PF MP Esau Mupfumi distributed the undergarments while saying they were donated by Mrs Mugabe.

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Local reports indicate that Zimbabweans have resorted to buying second-hand clothing, mostly from Mozambique, because of the worsening economic condition in the country.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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