Jestina Mukoko Turns Self in
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Zimbabwe Peace Project director Jestina Mukoko, whose organisation is reportedly involved in espionage, yesterday handed herself over to the police.
She had on Thursday been reported to be on the run after police confiscated documents and communication devices her organisation was distributing to its recruits countrywide.
Chief police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba yesterday confirmed the arrest of Mukoko.
"She handed herself over to our CID Law and Order Section. As of now she is being questioned and investigations are still in progress," she said. It was not clear yesterday whether she was going to be detained or not.
On Wednesday, Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri said police were keen to interview Mukoko in connection with the case and appealed to anyone with information leading to her arrest to contact any nearest police station.
Last month, police found ZPP with communication gadgetry that includes Eton Microlink radios and Huawei Ascend Y100 cellphones fitted with geographical positioning system (GPS) reportedly to be used in the run-up to the elections and the actual poll.
Meanwhile, Huawei Zimbabwe has distanced itself from ZPP.
ZPP is led by Mukoko, who was once arrested for engaging in activities deemed to be detrimental to the State. She was freed by the Supreme Court on the basis of some constitutional breaches.
It is illegal for anyone to possess or operate signal transmission equipment other than in accordance with a licence issued by either the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe or Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe.
Police recently warned NGOs against flouting their mandates by distributing radios and other communication equipment illegally.
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