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Journalist Chin’ono remanded in custody

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.

Zanu PF supporters harass journalist

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 stays journalist Chin’ono’s trial

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.