Zimbabwean Government bows to pressure releases, top-rated journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono on Bail.
Hopewell Chin,ono a top-rated and promising Zimbabwean journalist was released by the Zimbabwean government after spending 3 weeks in police detention. The journalist has gotten into the problem so many times with the Zimbawean Government. The Journalist has been arrested for the third time in 5 months.
Hopewell Chin,ono was arrested this time for reporting that the Zimbo police have killed an infant while enforcing lockdown rules. Police later said the information was false and the baby is alive. Hopewell Chin’ono faces a fine or up to 20 years in jail if convicted of publishing a false story.
The Zimbabwean government under Emmerson Mnangagwa has been accused by The international media of cracking down on the press.