‘Goat grab’ by Zanu-PF youth foiled by Zimbabwean journalist and allies

By Timeslive A Zanu-PF youth leader tried to mobilise supporters to forcibly take possession of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s goats. File imageImage: Alaister Russell Zanu-PF youth leader Taurai Kandishaya mobilised the ruling party’s supporters to go to Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono’s rural village in Murehwa on Sunday, threatening to invade and forcibly take possession of his Boer goat breed project. In a series of tweets, Kandishaya accused Chin’ono of benefitting from a state-sponsored agriculture programme and incited youths to go and collect the goats. “This project was meant to be passed on. Government distributed goats to farmers so they breed and pass … Continue reading ‘Goat grab’ by Zanu-PF youth foiled by Zimbabwean journalist and allies

Cde Chin’ono seeks police protection

Veteran JOURNALIST Cde Hopewell Chin’ono’s lawyers yesterday wrote to the police seeking to stop a Zanu PF youth league member from invading his rural plot to “steal” his goats in Murewa today. In a letter addressed to the Officer in Charge Highlands Police and copied to the Commissioner General Godwin Matanga and Officer in Charge Law and Order Section, Cde Chin’ono lawyers, Mtetwa and Nyambirai Legal Practitioners said Taurai Kandishaya’s plot was criminal. “We request that you liaise with your colleagues at Murewa Police Station to secure our client’s rural home in order to protect members of his family, employees, … Continue reading Cde Chin’ono seeks police protection

Never Received Goats From ZANU PF

Prominent journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono has dismissed as lies reports that say he received his Boer goats from the ruling ZANU PF after the party reportedly threatened to take the goats saying they gave him the livestock. In a series of Twitter messages, seen by Pindula News, Chin’ono detailed how he got the goats and imported them from South Africa. One Taurai Kundishaya, a member of the ruling ZANU PF said the project was initiated by the government as a pass-on project in which beneficiaries were supposed to pass goats to other farmers. Said Kundishaya: This project was meant to be … Continue reading Never Received Goats From ZANU PF

High Court quashes criminal charges against journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

Incompetent charges … Hopewell Chin’ono is brought to court in a prison van on November 6, 2020 (Aaron Ufumeli/EPA) HARARE – The High Court on Monday quashed charges of inciting violent anti-government protests levelled against journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono, saying prosecutors failed to specify how a series of tweets constituted an offence. Chin’ono, who has a large social media following, has been critical of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rule, accusing his government of corruption and mismanagement. The 50-year-old was arrested in July last year and held for several weeks in prison for tweeting in support of planned anti-government protests … Continue reading High Court quashes criminal charges against journalist Hopewell Chin’ono