Investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has been denied bail by Justice Tawanda Chitapi of the High Court in Harare. Chin’ono a key player in exposing the alleged role of the First Family in the USD$60m CovidGate tender scandal has been in remand prison for over two weeks now.
The High Court has denied bail for prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono. The award-winning journalist and filmmaker was arrested on the 20th of July for inciting public violence after he had rallied the citizenry to participate in anti-government protests that were slated for the 31st of July.
Chin’ono’s lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa on Monday said the High Court judge Chitapi claimed he needed to write a full judgment and he could only be ready by Thursday. Today we understand Chitapi asked another judge, Justice Chinamhora to read his judgment.