On June 29, 2020, Godfrey Mtimba, a freelance journalist in Zimbabwe’s southern town of Masvingo, was charged with insulting and undermining the authority of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The journalist was reporting on a vehicle chase in which police officers were pursuing opposition youth leaders. Mtimba said police appeared to be backtracking him, the reason he is worried about his safety, adding that he had noticed what he described as suspicious vehicles outside his home at night and that people were following him.
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