Investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has been denied bail by Justice Tawanda Chitapi of the High Court in Harare. Chin’ono a key player in exposing the alleged role of the First Family in the USD$60m CovidGate tender scandal has been in remand prison for over two weeks now.
Justice Tawanda Chitapi wrote judgement, but asked Justice Webster Chinamhora to read it instead. Justice Chinamhora told a stunned courtroom: "This is a judgement by my brother judge. The operational part reads: 'The appeal is hereby denied'