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Chin'ono says 'Courts must not be used as 'an instrument of political persecution'

by Staff reporter
14 Jan 2021 at 16:17hrs | Views
JOURNALIST Hopewell Chin’ono who was Thursday denied bail following his arrest last Friday on charges of communicating falsehoods has said while he respects courts and their right to rule on cases on the basis of facts and evidence, the courts must not be used as "an instrument of political persecution".

This is contained in a letter from prison sent to journalists today.
Chin'ono was remanded in custody to 18 February.

Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube ruled that there is overwhelming evidence against him.  He also said Chin'ono committed the current offence while on bail for other pending matters before the courts.

Below is the letter:

Source - online