23 August 2014
   
New Zimbabwe Header
Snubbed Tsvangirai rules out Bob talks
Renewal Team rejects Tsvangirai amnesty
Adulterous pastor commits suicide
Court chaos as MDC-T youths denied bail
Minister refuses to sign death warrants
Vendors tax: Hre issues ultimatum
We have enough food, Mugabe claims
Govt releases $900,000 to pay MPs
MORE NEWS
Atlas Mara close to ABC takeover
Zimbabwe, China: The numbers
MORE BUSINESS
Big Brother: Another season beckons
Ex-Q denies dumping wife for older lover
MORE SHOWBIZ
Mapeza without duo for Bosso clash
Katsande: Chiefs ready for Platinum test
MORE SPORTS
Grace Mugabe: A pawn star in Zanu PF
‘Cultural revolution’, Mugabe style
MORE OPINION
 
Dr Chireka: Let's talk about infertility
Are those with ‘Arts Degrees’ useless?
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Photoshopped Mugabe snap lands man in court
31/01/2013 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
Undermined ... Man charged over Mugabe photo edit
 
RELATED STORIES
Man fined over Mugabe death joke

A MAN who Photoshopped his head onto President Robert Mugabe’s body in a snap of the Zanu PF leader inspecting a guard of honour has appeared in court charged with “undermining the authority of the President”.

Graphic designer Ronald Chikambure, 30, fancied himself as the Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, say prosecutors.

Chikambure pleaded not guilty to a charge of undermining the authority or insulting the President before Zvishavane magistrate Story Rushambwa on Tuesday.

Stanley Ncube, prosecuting, told the court that police were tipped off that Chikambure had, on the wall of his office, a picture of himself with army chief General Constantine Chiwenga inspecting a guard of honour.

“The picture had been edited to give a false impression to people who entered Chikamnbure’s office that it was him in the picture, and not the President,” said Ncube.

When detectives swooped on his office on January 24, they could not locate the picture on the wall but a copy was found on his laptop computer. Prosecutors say he used the popular graphics programme, Photoshop, to crop Mugabe’s head and replace it with his own.

Chikambure, who is based at the H Tafa and Associates building in the Zvishavane CBD, is represented by Bulawayo lawyer Jonathan Tsvangirai.

He was remanded out of custody to February 14 on US$100 bail.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark
 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker