Sanef executive director, Kate Skinner has confirmed that South African journalist Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague Muthoki Mumo have been released after being detained by Tanzanian authorities on Wednesday night.
She says they had been concerned that their passports were taken from them, meaning that they couldn't leave the country.
Skinner says the passports have now been returned to them and they can fly out of Tanzania and return home to South Africa.
We are still not clear why they were held for five hours and why they were subjected to this interrogation.— Kate Skinner, Sanef executive director
Skinner says Quintal is Africa programme coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in which she travels to different African countries. Muthoki Mumo is CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative.
She says there was nothing controversial about their visit to Tanzania which is why the detention came as such a shock.
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