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  • Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has been arrested.
  • He’s accused of posting incorrect data on social media after he posted a video of alleged police brutality.
  • His bail listening to will be on Monday.

Zimbabwe police contain re-arrested award-winning journalist and executive critic Hopewell Chin’ono, apart from 1 in all his defenders, for allegedly posting incorrect data on social media, prosecutors and legal professionals acknowledged.

Chin’ono used to be detained in July final year earlier than banned anti-graft and anti-executive protests he backed thru his Twitter story.

He used to be charged with inciting public violence and released on bail one month later.

The journalist used to be at the again of bars all all over again in November for allegedly obstructing justice after tweeting a pair of gold smuggling case engaging political elites.

One other tweet landed Chin’ono again in detention center on Friday, this time for sharing a video he claims reveals a police officer beating a child to loss of life in the capital Harare.

“The accused published a incorrect observation to participants of the public,” acknowledged the search data from for remand form, together with that he had intentionally intended to “undermine the public confidence” in law enforcement officers.

READ | Covid-19 chaos in Zimbabwe

Chin’ono made a fast court look on Saturday for his bail listening to, which used to be postponed to Monday.

One amongst his legal professionals, Job Sikhala, used to be later arrested on his skill out of court for sharing the identical video.

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights personnel confirmed the arrest and acknowledged Sikhala had been charged with the identical offence.

His bail listening to is additionally scheduled for Monday.

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Chin’ono is openly excessive of the Harare administration and recurrently posts commentary on social media about social and economic hardship in the southern African country.

The acclaimed documentary producer used to be first detained shortly after he helped dispute a multi-million dollar corruption scandal engaging coronavirus gear.

The dispute resulted in the sacking of Zimbabwe’s successfully being minister Obadiah Moyo and implicated the president’s son.

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