Kudakwashe Mugari, a journalist from The Herald, is under fire for allegedly leaking a video showing President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s private conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The footage, which has sparked diplomatic tension, shows Mnangagwa requesting military assistance from Russia to counter perceived threats from Zambia.

According to an article published by ZimEye, Government sources claim Mugari leaked the video without authorization, prompting accusations of improper dissemination of official information.

However, the footage is part of an official press release from the Russian government, raising questions about the basis for the allegations against Mugari.

Mugari has yet to comment on the allegations.