Pretoria - The Commission of Inquiry led by the former South African president, Kgalema Motlanthe, probing post-election violence in Zimbabwe, has called on the country's law enforcement agencies to probe polygamist journalist Maynard Manyowa's allegations of threats against him and his wives.
"The commission of inquiry has received with concern a statement by Mr Maynard Kudakwashe Manyowa who testified before it on Thursday, alleging that he was viciously attacked on social media and also threatened in person including his two wives, children and employees," said spokesperson of the inquiry, John Masuku, on Monday.
He complained that the threats started when he was testifying live on ZBC [Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation] television and other online streaming media.
Masuku added: "In his statement, Mr Manyowa also alleges that pictures of his property have been exposed on various social media accounts with threats of causing physical harm and death to him, his family and employees. Mr Manyowa has since reported his case to the police."
The commission implored the Zimbabwe Republic Police and other law enforcement agents to urgently probe allegations made by the 28-year-old journalist.