Fears over media freedom in Zimbabwe

Last independent journalists see threat in AMH deal with president's relative

13 October 2019 - 00:03 By LENIN NDEBELE

Journalists at Trevor Ncube's newspapers fear the publisher's plan to sell a stake in his company to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's son-in-law will silence Zimbabwe's last independent media voices.

The Sunday Times understands that Ncube and lawyer-businessperson Gerald Mlotshwa - who married Mnangagwa's daughter Farai in April 2016 - are at an advanced stage of negotiations that will see Ncube sell 40% of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH), publisher of the Zimbabwe Independent, The Standard and NewsDay...

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