PPF condemns harassment on Zimbabwean journalist

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PPF condemns harassment on Zimbabwean journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe has expressed concern over the harassment on Zimbabwean journalist, Tafara Chikumira.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attack on journalist by political party’s security officials and urged the authorities and political parties to stop targeting journalists for doing their job.

According to Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), the security forces of MDC Alliance harassed the bureau chief of Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation (ZBC), Chikumira.

The journalist was attacked while covering the rally held in Gweru’s Mkoba stadium on February 24. It was reported that security officials did not wanted ZBC to cover the event because they were of the view that ZBC is biased and covering the event in favour of the ruling party.

The security officials stopped harassing Chikumira only after the interference of MDC Alliance’s leader Nelson Chamisa.