Kiwi photojournalist still in custody in Zimbabwe

A Kiwi arrested in Zimbabwe was allegedly working on a story about 'irregular' migration between Zimbabwe and its neighbour South Africa. File photo / Thinkstock
A Kiwi arrested in Zimbabwe was allegedly working on a story about 'irregular' migration between Zimbabwe and its neighbour South Africa. File photo / Thinkstock

A New Zealand photojournalist who was arrested and fined in Zimbabwe remains in police custody.

Robin Hammond was caught taking photographs at a post on the border with South Africa.

Zimbabwe state media says he was convicted of breaking the Protected Areas and Places Act, and fined 180 dollars.

An Immigration Act charge of reporting without a journalist's accreditation was dropped.

A spokesman for Robin Hammond Photography says he's still not been released from jail.

- APNZ

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