Police swoop Sunday Mail editor’s office


One of the editors, whose appointment to Zimbabwe Newspapers was questioned by President Robert Mugabe barely two weeks ago when he accused Information Minister Jonathan Moyo of being a “devil incarnate”, had his office ransacked by police while his colleague, also appointed recently, had his house broken into. According to The Herald police swooped Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi’s office today and confiscated a laptop Mac Book Pro, IMAQ laptop, Kia cellphone, white charger adapters, a power bank, a flash stick, and an “MDC-T debate disc” for April 29, 2014. The paper said they also took power cables, a computer CPU, a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse. In Bulawayo, the home of Chronicle editor Mduduzi Mathuthu was broken into last night. The security guard said he did not hear anything. Mugabe accused Moyo of firing editors at the State papers and replacing them with Movement for Democratic Change sympathisers. Speaking at the home of the late Nathan Shamuyarira soon after his death, Mugabe said: “Intellectuals, don’t try to use your intellectual knowledge to deceive people. We are simple people. We want bread and butter. We are simple. We want honest leadership, the truth. Are you our leader, they will ask you the individual and you the all of you kana muchiita izvi? Ndiri kutaura izvi nekuti vese vakomana vakanga vakatungamirira mumapaper vakatandwa kuchinotorwa veMDC vachiiswa kuti imi makati tonho muchifunga kuti tine munhu arikutiitira zvakanaka, the devil incarnate.”


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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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