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Ruling on exception postponed in Chin’ono matter

20 May, 2021
Update in the matter regarding journalist Hopewell Chin'ono's trial.

Journalist Chin’ono appeared before the Magistrates Court on the 19th of May 2020 for the ruling on the exception that he had raised through his lawyers to the charge of inciting violence.  

Magistrate Vongai Guwuriro, who is handling the matter, was not available to make her ruling.

The matter was postponed to the 26th of May 2021 at 2:15 pm.

Chin’ono faces charges of incitement to commit public.

Chin’ono pleaded not guilty and excepted to the charges on the basis that they do not disclose an offence.

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