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.
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.