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Update: High Court reserves bail ruling for journalist Chin’ono

Chin'ono, bail hearing, media violations
3 Aug, 2020
High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi on 3 August 2020 reserved his ruling to 6 August 2020 following the appeal for bail proceedings for journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.

High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi on 3 August 2020 reserved his ruling to 6 August 2020 following the appeal for bail proceedings for journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.

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The appeal for bail was filed with the High Court after Chino’ono, who is in custody, was denied bail by Harare magistrate Ngoni Nduna.

He is being charged with incitement to participate in a gathering with intent to promote public violence, breaches of peace or bigotry or alternatively incitement to commit public violence. Chin’ono has been in custody since 20 July 2020.

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