A Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) cameraman was allegedly assaulted by an MDC security official in Gwanda, Matabeleland South Province, moments after party leader Nelson Chamisa had addressed a meeting.
The incident reportedly occurred outside Gwanda District Club on Monday at around 5 PM as Providence Maranelli was filming Chamisa and his entourage’s departure from the venue. An eyewitness told the Chronicle:
After the meeting as Nelson Chamisa was driving out of the Gwanda District Club with his entourage the cameraperson was filming while standing outside venue.
The third car which was part of his entourage stopped and one guy walked up to him, slapped him and went back into the vehicle and they drove off.
The opposition MDC has often clashed with reporters from State media, accusing them of bias.
Meanwhile, the party has been complaining that the State media does not cover its events yet the party’s security details have on several occasions harassed and kicked out reporters intending to cover its events.