New York, July 1, 2011--Detectives today charged private
Editor Nevanji Madanhire, reporter Patience Nyangove,
and Human Resource Manager Loud Ramakgapola with criminal defamation. The three
were arrested at the newspaper's offices in Harare Wednesday morning and later
released, local journalists told CPJ.
Authorities arrested the three over a story Nyangove wrote on Sunday
about the weekend detention of the minister of state in the prime minister's office, Jameson Timba
, local journalists said.