ZimLive Editor charged with undermining authority of the President
ZimLive Editor Mduduzi Mathuthu was on 6 June 2022 charged with contravening Section 33 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act which deals with undermining the authority of the President or insulting the President.
According to his lawyer, Nqobani Sithole, Mathuthu presented himself at Bulawayo Central Police Law and Order Section following the receipt of a letter dated 1 June 2022 by the lawyer in which the police indicated they were investigating a case in which Mathuthu is a suspect.
Sithole said the charge stems from a Tweet posted by Mathuthu on his Twitter account relating to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s address when he suspended lending by banks to both private companies and government departments.
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