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ZUJ Leader Faces Indecent Assault Charges

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) president and NewsDay’s Bulawayo Bureau Chief, Dumisani Sibanda, has requested to temporarily step aside to deal with allegations of indecently harassing a workmate.

Sibanda was reportedly forced to step aside until he is cleared of an indecent assault charge levelled against him by a colleague.

ZUJ secretary general Foster Dongozi said Sibanda sent a brief statement to the national executive saying he is stepping aside to enable him to attend to the issue, which is now in the courts.

Sibanda was elected ZUJ president in 2010, taking over from Matthew Takaona, who is now a media commissioner.

Dongozi said vice president Michael Chideme becomes acting president until Sibanda’s issue is finalized.