Unknown assailants thoroughly beat up Ace Lumumba in Bulawayo on Friday, Bulawayo24.com heard last night.
Lumumba, whose real name is William Gerald Mutumanje made a police report at Bulawayo Central Police Station.
He was assisted by human rights lawyer Tineyi Mukwewa.
A freelance journalist only identified as Mzingaye was also attacked, Bulawayo24.com heard. It was not immediately clear who attacked the pair.
Lumumbu is currently facing charges of undermining the authority of or insulting the president as defined in Section 33 (2) (b) of the Criminal Law.