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Journalist arrested while taking pictures

Freelance journalist Panashe Makufa was on 26 November 2020 arrested in Harare’s central business district while taking pictures of commuter transport problems.

Journalists detained by soldiers

Two journalists were on 24 November 2020 detained by soldiers from the Airforce of Zimbabwe in Gweru for about four hours.

Journalist Chin’ono granted bail

Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was on 20 November 2020 granted bail by High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi following his appeal for bail on charges of defeating or obstructing the course of justice.

Ruling on Friday in appeal for bail by Chin’ono

Ruling in the appeal for bail by detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono will be ready on 20 November after High Court judge Justice Chitapi reserved ruling today upon hearing arguments by both the state and defence.

Journalist Chin’ono denied bail

Detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was denied bail by Magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa on charges of obstructing or defeating the course of justice.

Journalist 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.

Trial dates set for Chin’ono on incitement of violence charges

The magistrates’ court has set a trial date for journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, where is set to face charges for incitement to participate in a gathering with intent to promote public violence, breaches of peace or bigotry or alternatively incitement to commit public violence.