Doug Coltart who is with the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights has said police have invaded the house of award-winning journalist Hopewell Chi’ono where they were intending to take his documentary filming equipment.
The development follows Chin’ono’s arrest on Monday morning and charged with incitement to participate in public violence.
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Coltart posted on social media:
At Hopewell’s house right now where the police are conducting an illegal raid with no search warrant. They are trying to take his documentary filmmaking equipment worth US$100,000 which has nothing to do with the charge against him. This is about crippling him as a journalist.
Chin’ono’s arrest came after his formidable fight against corruption in the country which exposed underhand dealings by some government officials including the ousted Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo.
His arrest was preceded by threats by the members of the ruling ZANU PF including the minister of Home Affairs, Kazembe Kazembe.
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