WASHINGTON D.C. —
Media Center director Ernest Mudzengi was on Thursday picked up by Harare detectives who interrogated him over a story published by the online Zimbabwe Sentinel on a plot to bomb Gushungo Dairy.
The Zimbabwe Sentinel website is run by the Media Center.
Mudzengi, who was represented by Gift Mtisi of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, said he was taken to Harare Central Police Station where he was questioned by police detectives about the publication of the article.
“It was sort of an interview. They wanted information around a story which was published on the Zim Sentinel website,” Mudzengi said.
Mudzengi said the story which the police detectives were interested in quoted jailed Zimbabwe People Front party leader Owen Kuchata declaring that his political party would roll out demonstrations to compel President Robert Mugabe to step down.
“The reporter, who then worked at the Media Centre, reported what Kachuta simply said, that is what is contained in the story on Zimbabwe Sentinel website,” added Mudzengi.
He said police also questioned him about the operations of the Media Centre and recorded a statement from him as they considered to treat him as a witness in a case in which they are reportedly investigating.