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Three Zimbabwe journalists arrested for elephant poaching report

Nov 04, 2015    

Harare: Three journalists from a state-run weekly newspaper in Zimbabwe will be charged with slander for a front-page story that implicated an unnamed top police officer and other officials in fatal cyanide poisonings of more than 60 elephants by poachers, police saidon Tuesday.Sunday Mail editor Mabasa Sasa, investigations editor Brian Chitemba and reporter Tinashe Farawo were arrested on Monday, police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said."The editors and reporters cannot be allowed to hide behind the privilege of press freedom to peddle falsehoods," Charamba said. "Our investiga...

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