Two Zimbabwean journalists Frank Chikowore (39) and Samuel Takawira (29), who were arrested on Friday for conducting interviews with three MDC Alliance activists were on Tuesday granted 500 ZWL bail each.

Chikowore and Takawira appeared before Mbare Magistrate represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights lawyer Paidamoyo Saurombe.

Saurombe said: “The court granted the two journalists bail in the sum of 500 ZWL on the conditions that they should reside at their addresses and not interfere with state witnesses.

“The question is why did we even come here at first place considering that these were journalists that were in the process of conducting their constitutional duties.

“The state failed to prove why they should not be granted bail”.

Saurombe added that the two journalists are supposed to appear before the same court on the 15th of June.