Mukupe Files Assault Charges Against NewsDay Reporter Blessed Mhlanga

Deputy Finance Minister Terence Mukupe has filed assault charges against NewsDay reporter Blessed Mhlanga.

Speaking to, Mhlanga confirmed he had been summoned by the police. He also said Mukupe had replaced his wife’s Samsung S7 with a counterfeit phone. Said Mhlanga:

Yes I have been called by Law and Order and will report tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2.30 pm. The issue has not been finalised; I have the handset yes, but it has no title on it and he (Mukupe) is refusing to hand over the receipts. We decided not to use it now.

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Mukupe assaulted Mhlanga during a live interview on SFM where the two had been invited to discuss a story in the NewsDay written by the reporter quoting Mukupe saying the military will not let Nelson Chamisa rule in the event that he won the forthcoming election.


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Terence Mukupe is a Zimbabwean politician. He is the former Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. In November 2017 he was appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa into a new cabinet. In April 2018, Mukupe was arrested and fined for assaulting his ministry’s finance director.... Read More About Terence Mukupe

Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of the Movement for Democratic Change. He was elected presdient at the party's congress on 25 May 2019. Chamisa is the former member of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former... Read More About Nelson Chamisa

NewsDay is a Zimbabwean daily newspaper and online publication. It is a subsidiary of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH), an independent media house free from political ties or outside influence. AMH itself is partly owned by Zimbabwean entrepreneur Trevor Ncube. The online version of the went... Read More About NewsDay

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Mukupe Files Assault Charges Against NewsDay Reporter Blessed Mhlanga