Jameson Timba, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office has condemned a police crackdown on the media, saying the arrest and intimidation of journalists is contrary to the spirit of the Global Political Agreement, reports said today. “The arrest of (Standard editor) Nevanji (Madanhire) and (reporter Nqobani) Ndlovu is not only against the spirit of the GPA but flies in the face of the efforts to achieve media freedom in Zimbabwe. You do not have to like what journalists write. You must respect their freedom to inform, educate and entertain. I condemn this arrest and I have communicated our position to the relevant ministers,” Timba said.