Zimbabwe Arrests State Editor After Mugabe Attacks Minister

By: Brian Latham | Bloomberg

Zimbabwean police arrested the editor of a government-controlled newspaper two weeks after President Robert Mugabe accused the country’s information minister of using state media to sow division in the ruling party.

Edmund Kudzai, editor of the Sunday Mail, was arrested yesterday, Charity Charamba, a police spokeswoman, said by phone, declining to say what charges he may face. Equipment was removed from Kudzai’s office in Harare, the capital. Pikiriyai Deketeke, the editor in chief of Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Ltd., which owns the Sunday Mail, said police searched Kudzai’s home and office before seizing computer equipment.

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