Deputy Minister of Finance, Terence Mukupe, yesterday allegedly assaulted an SFM journalist in the ZBC studios. The journalist’s husband, who was apparently present during the attack, tweeted the incident yesterday and said that the matter was reported to the police.
My wife was assaulted and had her phone stolen today inside SFM studios by deputy Minister Mukupe her jacket was torn as he and his bodyguards pulled her, police report has been made @DavidColtart @UKSimonT @advocatemahere
— blessed mhlanga (@bbmhlanga) May 24, 2018
She was taking a video as Minister charged towards me in studio threatening to beat me up, his aide was holding him back. She then took video evidence. That's why he assaulted her with his two aides and took her phone.
— blessed mhlanga (@bbmhlanga) May 25, 2018
The behaviour of Dep Finance minister Terence Mukupe is getting out of hand.Just a few minutes ago,he abruptly abandoned a live radio interview on SFM.The last sound was from NewsDay journalist Blessed Mhlanga asking: "But minister,why would you assault me in a whole studio?"
— Brezh Malaba (@BrezhMalaba) May 24, 2018
Mukupe had earlier in the day mocked opposition politician, Tendai Biti, for being HIV positive, during another radio programme at StarFM.