Freedom of Expression Tracker: Sentenced

Chitongo was jointly charged with Tafadzwa Mhlanga, Givemore Kadzwida, and Courage Bandera. The four stood accused of collaborating to publish a newspaper that was not registered with the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC), with intentions of selling it. They proceeded to publish three issues of the unregistered newspaper titled, the Southern Mirror. However, Chitongo’s co- accused persons were subsequently acquitted after it was established that they were students who did not play any role in the publication of the newspaper.

MISA Stance: