By Staff Reporter
Former Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi is now a free man after a Harare Magistrate acquitted him of charges related to a camouflage umbrella that was found in his car last month.
Kudzayi who rose to prominence as Amai Jukwa before he fought off accusations he was Baba Jukwa, was detained by soldiers in Harare after they found a camouflage umbrella in his car.
Celebrating on Twitter, Kudzayi wrote; “Acquitted and now a free man. Magistrate described umbrella charges as vague and embarrassing.
“Now working on a lawsuit against the errant ZNA member and his ZRP accomplices. Special thanks to @obeyshava of @ZLHRLawyers for their exceptional legal services.”
At the time of the arrest Kudzayi said; “they wanted me to pay a $100 fine for unlawful possession of a camouflage uniform but I was never going to pay it because an umbrella is not a uniform, the Zimbabwe National Army does not have an umbrella as part of its uniform as far as I know.”