Hopewell Chin’ono, a prominent journalist, known for his coverage of corruption in the country, was arrested by state security on July 20. Chin’ono had recently published a report revealing COVID-19 procurement fraud within the Health Ministry. Health Minister Obadiah Moyo was fired as a result of Chin’ono’s report, which exposed the minister’s involvement in multimillion-dollar deals for essential supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Five hours after his arrest, Chin’ono was charged with “incitement to participate in public violence”, which comes as the government continues to warn anticipated participants ahead of planned anti-corruption protests on July 31.

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Africa: Zimbabwe
Arrest/detention/charges: Arrest/detention under other laws