Posted: March 14, 2005

Cornelius Nduna, freelance


In early February, police began searching for Nduna, a freelance television producer and reporter who worked for several foreign media organizations, on suspicion of possessing “sensitive tapes” passed to him by an employee of the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, according to his lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa.

Mtetwa said intelligence agents informed her that the tapes were of “youth training camps” reportedly used to train pro-government militia blamed for attacks on members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change and other perceived government opponents.

According to international media reports, Nduna went into exile after security forces raided his office and said they were looking for him.