Freelance journalists Frank Chikowore and Samuel Takawira were on 10 September 2020 acquitted on charges of breaching the COVID-19 regulations by Mbare Magistrate Kudzai Hove.
Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who has been in custody for more than a month was on 2 September 2020 finally granted bail by High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi.
Lawyers representing detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on 1 September 2020 told Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna that the journalist is not feeling well as he is feverish and having severe headaches.
Freelance journalists Frank Chikowore and Samuel Takawira on 1 September 2020 applied for discharge at the close of the State case on allegations of breaching the COVID-19 regulations.
High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi has reserved ruling in the bail appeal by journalist Hopewell Chin’ono to Wednesday, 2 September 2020 after hearing arguments by the state and the defence teams.
The Tanzanian Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has banned Clouds FM and its sister station Clouds TV for seven days after it accused the two of violating broadcasting laws.
NewsDay journalist Rex Mphisa and Zimpapers sales representative Charles Marerwa were on 27 August 2020 acquitted by Magistrate Ania Chimweta on charges of violating the COVID-19 regulations.
On the night of 23 August 2020, the offices of Canal De Mozambique (CanalMoz) suffered a suspected arson attack with reports indicating that computers and other key equipment were burnt down.
Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was on 24 August 2020 denied bail yet again following his fresh bail application on the basis of changed circumstances.
Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna on 20 August 2020 reserved ruling in the fresh bail application by journalist Hopewell Chin’ono to Monday, 24 August 2020.