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Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono Granted Bail

High Court judge, Justice Davison Foroma has been granted ZWL$20 000 bail to journalist Hopewell Chin’ono ending his 20 day confinement at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison following his arrest on 8 January 2021. Chin’ono is facing charges of peddling falsehoods prejudicial to the state after he tweeted that a police officer had killed a child […]

‘Arbitrary Arrests Spell Doom For 2021 Human Rights Situation

The continued arrest of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s critics has raised the ire of human rights organisations who say this continued trend spells doom for the 2021 human rights picture in Zimbabwe. Human rights organisations and critics allege that the government wants to intimidate and silence opposition members and gag the media. This follows the recent […]

ED Advisor Condemns Mahere, Sikhala And Chin’ono’s Arrest

A member of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) and media proprietor Trevor Ncube has castigated the state for arresting the MDC Alliance duo of Advocate Fadzayi Mahere, Zengeza West legislator Job Sikhala as well as journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on a charge he said was annulled by the Constitutional Court in 2014. The three […]

Chin’ono Declares He Will Not Apply For Bail

Incarcerated Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who is facing charges of communicating falsehoods says he will not apply for bail preferring to challenge the unconstitutional law used to charge him. Chin’ono argues that Section 31 of the Criminal Code used to charge him is unconstitutional as it was struck off by the Constitutional Court in 2014. In […]

African Commission Chides Mnangagwa Over Chin’ono

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Commissioner Jamesina King has written to President Emmerson Mnangagwa regarding the arrest and detention of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono. The scribe is in police custody facing contempt of court after he allegedly breached his bail […]

Chin’ono In Fresh Freedom Bid

Jailed freelance journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono, will, through his lawyers, make a fresh freedom bid from at the High Court following his bail denial by the Harare Magistrate, Marehwanazvo Gofa Court last week. Magistrate Gofa dismissed Chin’ono’s application for bail and ruled that he had a propensity to commit offences and hence should be kept detained […]

Chin’ono Placed On Remand

Harare Magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa on 10 November 2020 granted the State’s application to place journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on remand on charges of defeating or obstructing the course of justice. Magistrate Gofa granted the application on the following reasons: It had been established that Chin’ono was the author of the contentious Tweet (which forms the basis […]