Zim editor, journalist held over Mugabe 'health scare' story


Harare – Zimbabwean police have reportedly arrested the editor of the privately-owned News Day newspaper, for "undermining President Robert Mugabe". 

According to New Zimbabwe, this followed the publication of a story that claimed Mugabe was "in fresh health scare". 

The editor, Wisdom Mudzungairi was arrested together with senior reporter Richard Chidza, who wrote the story. 

In the story, NewsDay alleged that Mugabe had "sneaked out of the country" on Wednesday in "a bad shape".

The publication quoted unnamed sources who claimed that First Lady Grace Mugabe had flown out of the country on Monday to organise "a chartered flight for the 93-year-old leader".

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Source : News24


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