Journalist Accused Of Taking Photographs Of ZRP Officers Acquitted

Freelance journalist, Conrad Gweru, who was standing trial on disorderly conduct charges for allegedly taking photographs of Zimbabwe Republic Police officers, has been acquitted. Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights which was representing Gweru, announced today on Twitter.

Gweru was arrested last year on 26 September 2018 by ZRP officers and he was charged with disorderly conduct as defined in section 41 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23. During trial prosecutors claimed that Gweru unlawfully and intentionally engaged in a disorderly conduct by taking pictures and shouted at a ZRP officer identified as Victor Mawodzwa while protesting against the misconduct exhibited by ZRP officers at an accident scene involving a commuter omnibus, with the intention of provoking a breach of peace.

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Formerly Gwelo, Gweru is the capital of the Midlands Province and Zimbabwe's third largest city. It is the main import and export centre as well the most accessible industrial center that oversees markets through South Africa to the South and Mozambique to the east. Read More About Gweru

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is a not for profit human rights organization whose core objective is to foster a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe as well as encourage the growth and strengthening of human rights at all levels of Zimbabwean society through... Read More About Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

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