Kudakwashe Bwititi

Bwititi was arrested alongside co-filmwriter Tendai Maduwa after a screening of their film The Lord of Kush. The film tells the story of a clash of cultures between Islamic… More

Mbizo Chirasha

Writer and human rights activist Chirasha has faced multiple attacks for his work exposing corruption within the Zimbabwean government, including kidnapping attempts, electrocution, and threats on his life. He… More

Tendai Maduwa

Director and producer Maduwa was arrested alongside co-filmwriter Kudakwashe Bwititi after a screening of their film The Lord of Kush. The film tells the story of a clash of… More

Samantha Kureya Gonyeti

Armed, masked men who identified themselves as police officers kidnapped comedian and satirist Kureya (known as Gonyeti) on 21 August 2019. They abused her in an unknown location, and… More

Frank Chikowore Released on Bail

International PEN welcomes the May 2 release of freelance journalist and Internet writer Frank Chikowore, after more than two weeks in prison. More

Satirical Plays Attacked and Banned

International PEN strongly protests attacks against the cast and crew of the satirical play The Crocodile of Zambezi, and its banning by the police, in Bulawayo in May 2008. More