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Zimbabwe accuses the US of criticizing the arrest of a journalist who has reported a corruption case

July 25, 2020

The Zimbabwe government has filed charges against the United States this Saturday for understanding that they have interfered in their national affairs by criticizing the arrest of Hopewell Chin’ono, a Zimbabwean journalist who reports a serious case of Corruption denounced in the African country’s regime.

At a press conference in Harare, Zimbabwean Secretary of Information Monica Mutsvangwa censored that the US had spoken about the arrest of the reporter when the police had just arrived at his home to arrest him, and indicated that he was just trying to perform have to put pressure on the Zimbabwean executive.

In addition, he assured that the journalist was not arrested for denouncing corruption from his social network accounts, but for inciting violence against the government. Chin’ono has been widely followed on social media for reporting a corruption case in which senior government officials have reportedly benefited from a $ 60 million coronavirus medical care contract following the resignation of the health minister. He has also questioned the influence of Collins Mnangagwa, the son of the country’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in some opaque shops.

Zimbabwe accuses the US of criticizing the arrest of a journalist who has reported a corruption caseZimbabwe accuses the US of criticizing the arrest of a journalist who has reported a corruption case

The Zimbabwean minister of information emphasized that the journalist was never arrested for alleging corruption. “To dispel the doubts, Chin’ono was not kidnapped and arrested not because he wrote about corruption, but because he used his social networks to stimulate the government’s overthrow,” he said, Bloomberg said.

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