The Zimbabwean police detained the journalist of the edition of NewsDay for the message that first lady grace Mugabe gave as donations their clothes, including underwear, supporters for the ruling party. About it reports The Guardian.
Reporter Kenneth Nyangani is accused of committing a socially dangerous wrongful acts. He faces up to six months in jail and a fine of $ 200.
International human rights organizations called for the release of the journalist and accused the Zimbabwean authorities in an attempt to intimidate and harass members of the media. “The arrest … is a deliberate step, (…) to keep them [reporters] from the execution of their work”, — said the Executive Director of the local branch of Amnesty International cousins of Silla.
The Guardian claims that the scandal may be associated with a secret struggle for power surrounded by the elderly President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 years. In the event of his death, the main contenders for the presidency are his wife grace and Vice-President Emerson Mnangagwa, with a strong support in the security services of the country.
On 15 August it was reported that who was with a private trip to South Africa, grace Mugabe, was beaten by 20-year-old model Gabriella Engels. The anger of the first lady caused the appearance of a girl in her hotel room in the society of the sons of Mugabe. Engels wrote a statement to the police. Grace herself appeared to the police to give explanations. South African guards decided not to stop her, as she had volunteered to cooperate with law enforcement.