Arrested BBC Journo Set To Be Released Tuesday

Trelawny was arrested on Thursday 24 May 2012 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city, and charged with contravening the country’s immigration laws for allegedly working in the country without a work permit and in contravention of his travel visa during the week long Bulawayo Music Festival, which ended at the weekend.

On Monday Tomana declined to authorise the prosecution of Trelawny, who had been under police guard for two nights at United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) after the music presenter’s lawyers convinced the AG’s Office that he had not violated any of the country’s laws.

Trelawny, who remains detained at UBH after he slipped at a Bulawayo central police prison cell and hurt his arm, is now expected to leave Zimbabwe on Tuesday once he gets back his travel documents from the  Zimbabwean Immigration authorities.

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) member lawyer, Munyaradzi Nzarayapenga of Dube-Banda, Nzarayapenga and Partners Legal Practitioners and Nosimilo Chanayiwa of ZLHR represented Trelawny.