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ZOCC Celebrates High Court Judgement Over Hopewell Chin’ono’s Case

Zimbabwe Online Content Creators (ZOCC) celebrates the High court ruling which exonerated journalist Hopewell Chin’ono from criminal charges while practising journalism. In her ruling, the High court judge quashed criminal charges of communicating false information levelled against award-winning investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, saying the law used by police to arrest him earlier this year no …

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A visibly unwell Hopewell Chin'ono arriving at court today

Court Quashes Criminal Charges Against Chin’ono

HARARE – Justice Jester Charewa today quashed criminal proceedings against journalist Hopewell Chin’ono on charges of communicating falsehoods, ruling that Section 31 of the Criminal Code was no longer part of Zimbabwean law. The ruling by Justice Charewa set aside the decision by Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube to place Chin’ono on remand. Earlier this year, …

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Media Fraternity Mourns Veteran Journalist Maxwell Sibanda

HARARE – Tributes continue to pour in as the media fraternity mourns the death of veteran journalist and Daily News assistant editor, Maxwell Sibanda who died on Monday. Sibanda died on Monday morning at a Harare hospital after a brief spell of illness. He was 52. In a statement, the Media Alliance in Zimbabwe (MAZ) …

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Vusa Mkhaya Releases Studio Recorded Version of #Demloot Anti-Corruption Anthem

HARARE – Austrian-based Zimbabwean artist, Vusa Mkhaya has released a longer and studio-recorded version of Hopewell Chin’nono’s inspired anti-corruption anthem. Titled #Demloot-Bayakapula, the song creatively incorporates the Imbube genre and poetry to expose how the country’s coffers are looted and those engaged in corrupt activities continue living lavishly while citizens suffer. The visuals in the …

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False Rape Charges Coming For Us, Sikhala Claims

HARARE – Opposition MDC Alliance vice-chairman Job Sikhala has claimed that false rape charges are being created against him and fellow government critics in order to incarcerate them again. The Zengeza West legislator took to social media to make the claims while warning veteran journalist Hopewell Chin’ono that he was also being targeted. “Alert Zimbabwe …

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Job Sikhala arriving at court for his bail hearing

My Arrest. Signs Of Danger For Everyone In Zimbabwe

By Hon Job Wiwa Sikhala.MP for Zengeza West. I received intelligence early morning on Friday the 8th of January 2021, that the regime of Emmerson Mnangagwa was planning to arrest me. As I always know the information to reliable, I informed the world about the impending arrest. I informed my brother and friend Hopewell Chin’ono …

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Recently Freed Sikhala Remains Defiant

HARARE – MDC Alliance vice-chairman Job Sikhala has vowed to continue the fight despite his recent detention for more than twenty days at Chikurubi Maximum Prison. Sikhala who was recently granted bail by the High Court following his arrest on allegations of communicating falsehoods said the authorities should just address the problems instead of persecuting …

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Job Sikhala arriving at court for his bail hearing

Sikhala Finally Freed On Z$25 000 Bail

HARARE – High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi today granted Z$25 000 bail to opposition legislator Job Sikhala. Sikhala was arrested on the 9th of January and is facing allegations of communicating falsehoods following his comments on a widely circulated video which alleged that a police officer had fatally struck a baby with a baton …

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Job Sikhala arriving at court earlier today

Our Country At CrossRoads, Writes Sikhala From Chikurubi

HARARE – Incarcerated MDC Alliance vice-chairman Job Sikhala has vowed to continue speaking out despite the concerted efforts to silence dissenting opinions. In a letter from his Chikurubi cell, Sikhala said the country was at crossroads where only a few were enjoying at the expense of the citizens. “Fellow countrymen, women, comrades and friends, today …

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Job Sikhala arriving at court earlier today

High Court Reserves Sikhala’s Bail Appeal Judgement To Next Week

HARARE – MDC Alliance vice-chairman Job Sikhala will remain detained at Chikurubi Maximum Prison after Justice Tawanda Chitapi reserved his ruling to next week Monday. Chitapi said he wants to go through all the submissions. Sikhala is facing allegations of communicating falsehoods after he commented on a video which alleged that a police officer had …

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