The arrest of The Daily News editor Stanley Gama and his deputy, Chris Goko, on Monday has been condemned by the Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (ZINEF).
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The two editors were detained by the police allegedly at the behest of former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe advisor Munyaradzi Kereke.
The two spent over four hours at Harare Central Police Station over a story alleging that the disappearance of Kerere’s wife and four-year old daughter was a hoax.
Although the two journalists were later released after the intervention of their lawyers, Zinef chairperson, Brian Mangwende said his organisation, a grouping of Zimbabwe editors mostly from the private media, encouraged the public to seek redress through amicable means by approaching the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe.
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