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MISA Zimbabwe’s Mutare Advocacy Committee represented by chairperson Kenneth Matimaire recently held a meeting with police in the eastern border town of Mutare during which they discussed the safety of journalists during the current COVID-19 national lockdown.
Journalist Michael Magoronga was on 25 January 2021 arrested by police in the Midlands town of Kwekwe who accused him of using an expired Zimbabwe Media Commission-issued accreditation card.
Justice Daviso Foroma reserved ruling in the bail appeal by detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who appeared before the High Court of Zimbabwe earlier today. The judge gave no return date on when he is likely to give the judgement.
MISA Zimbabwe welcomes the bold step taken by the legislature to put the 2013 constitutional provisions into effect by facilitating the establishment of the commission that will handle public complaints involving security forces.
MISA Zimbabwe has filed an urgent application with the High Court for an order compelling the responsible ministries to widely disseminate comprehensive information on both private and public testing, isolation and treatment of COVID-19.
Detained journalist Hopewell Chi’nono was on 14 January 2021 denied bail by Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube.
Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube on 13 January 2021 reserved ruling on bail to tomorrow after hearing bail submissions by both the defence and the prosecution in the matter of detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.
Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube on 13 January 2021 dismissed journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s challenge to his placement on remand on charges of publishing or communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the State.
Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube on 12 January 2021 reserved ruling to tomorrow after lawyers representing detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono challenged his placement on remand.