ZUJ concerned with Kunonga's action

HARARE - Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) would like to appeal to public figures to exercise restraint during their interactions with journalists on assignment.

Zuj said it is deeply concerned and alarmed by reports that bishop Nolbert Kunonga reportedly threatened to shoot journalists covering his eviction from Anglican Church premises in Harare on November 28.

Foster Dongozi, secretary-general for Zuj said: “We urge all public officials to behave responsibly as embarking on violence against journalists may encourage other sections of the community to behave in a similar manner.

“As we move towards a possible referendum and elections, we urge public figures not to become advocates of violence against journalists as this could expose our members to further abuses.”

He said Zuj condemns all acts of violence against journalists as it curtails freedom of expression and of the press. - Staff Writer

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