Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga arrested during protest

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Tsitsi Dangarembga has been shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for her novel This Mournable Body (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
Tsitsi Dangarembga has been shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for her novel This Mournable Body (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
Jemal Countess/WireImage

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested during anti-government protests on Friday.

Dangarembga, 61, was bundled into a police truck while protesting on a road in Harare's upmarket suburb of Borrowdale alongside another protester, carrying placards.

Shortly after that she tweeted "Arrested! At Borrowdale. Ope it will be OK".

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