The trial in Zimbabwe of New York Times freelancer Jeffrey Moyo, accused of arranging fake accreditation for two colleagues, ended Monday with his lawyers seeking to have the case dismissed. The AFP news agency reports that Moyo was arrested in May last year on allegations of providing fake media accreditation cards to South Africa-based NYT reporters Christina Goldbaum and Joao Silva so they could enter neighbouring Zimbabwe for a week-long assignment. A senior ZMC official, Academy Chinamhora, told the court that the duo had not obtained written approval from the information ministry as is standard practice. But the defence argued that the ZMC is an autonomous body empowered to make independent decisions without interference from the information ministry. Ruling is expected on 7 March.