Muthoki Mumo, who works for The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and her colleague Angela Quintal, a South African national, have been released after being released in Tanzania by immigration officials.
CPJ had in a statement confirmed their arrest in a hotel room in Dar-Es-Salaam and also had their passports confiscated.
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation’s (DIRCO) of South Africa confirmed their release on Twitter.
SA journalist, Angela Quintal & colleague are back in their hotel. SA’s High Commissioner Mr Thami Mseleku is meeting with them to discuss last night’s events. He will then engage Tanzanian authorities. @DIRCO_ZA spokesperson, Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya spoke to Ms Quintal this morning.
— DIRCO South Africa (@DIRCO_ZA) November 8, 2018
Their passports are yet to be returned.
Muthoki Mumo is CPJ’s sub-Saharan Africa representative and is a former Business Daily reporter on technology and telecommunications. Angela Quintal is the CPJ Africa program coordinator.