Lawyers representing detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on 11 January 2021 challenged his placement on remand saying the charge he is facing was ruled unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court.
Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was on 9 January 2021 remanded in custody to 11 January 2021 when he appeared before Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube on allegations of publishing or communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the State.
Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was on 8 January 2021 arrested on allegations of publishing or communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the State.
High Court judge Justice Mushore granted an application by journalist Hopewell Chin’ono for the alteration of his bail conditions.
High Court judge Justice Happious Zhou set aside Harare magistrate Ngoni Nduna’s ruling disqualifying Beatrice Mtetwa from representing journalist Hopewell Chin’ono as his lead lawyer.
NewsDay correspondent Kenneth Nyangani was reportedly manhandled at the Zanu PF provincial headquarters in the eastern border town of Mutare while covering demonstrations by some disgruntled party supporters.
High Court judge Justice Happious Zhou stayed proceedings of the trial of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono which was set to commence on 7 December 2020 on charges of inciting violence pending the determination of his review application.
Three journalists and three journalism students were on 3 December 2020 arrested in Harare’s dormitory town of Chitungwiza following a dragnet swoop by the police on a full council meeting of Chitungwiza Municipality.
Harare magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa on 27 November 2020 dismissed journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s application for temporal variation of his bail conditions.
Freelance journalist Dumisani Zvandasara was on 26 November 2020 arrested in Kwekwe for using a 2019 Zimbabwe Media Commission-issued press card.