Maimane to Mnangagwa: Respect Zimbabwean citizens’ rights to protest

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Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga holds a placard during an anti-corruption protest march along Borrowdale road, on July 31, 2020 in Harare.
Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga holds a placard during an anti-corruption protest march along Borrowdale road, on July 31, 2020 in Harare.
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One SA Movement leader Mmusi Maimane has asked Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to release investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and to respect the rights of citizens to protest.

Chin’ono was arrested at his home more than two weeks ago for allegedly inciting public violence. His arrest came after he exposed alleged government corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 coronavirus supplies.

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