Detained freelance journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono’s bail appeal which was due to be heard on Wednesday has been postponed to Thursday, his lawyers said.
Chin’ono, whose house in Chisipite, Harare was broken into by police with a glass panel shattered by officers who “arrested” him last week and was charged with inciting public violence, filed an appeal for bail at the High Court on Monday after being denied freedom by Harare magistrate Ngoni Nduna.
Nduna remanded the award-winning filmmaker in custody to August 7 this year, citing that he was a danger to the public and would violate the law if released.
Chin’ono’s legal representatives, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) tweeted:
False start to bail hearing of Hopewell Chin’ono as the record of proceedings from magistrate’s court has not been brought to High Court.