NewsDay journalist Kenneth Nyangani who was arrested for publishing an article titled “Grace donates used underwear”, where he said former first lady Grace Mugabe had donated used underwear to ruling party Zanu-PF supporters was removed from remand after Magistrate Sekai Chiwundura ruled on Wednesday that the case would proceed by way of summons after the State failed to furnish the journalist with a trial date. The State which was represented by Arthur Bosha, sought to postpone the case to January 12.
The magistrate questioned the State why it failed to provide a trial date. The State said investigations continued. Nyangani was facing a criminal nuisance charge for publishing the article which quoted businessman and Zanu-PF legislator Esau Mupfumi saying that the donation he was giving Zanu-PF supporters was from Grace. Said Mupfumi:
Recently, I visited the State House and I met the first lady Grace Mugabe, and I was given these clothes so that I can give you. I have briefs for you, and I am told that most of your briefs are not in good shape, please come and collect your allocations today. We have night dresses, sandals and clothes, come and take, this is from your First Lady Grace Mugabe.