I will not fight back-Hopewell Chin’ono
Zimbabwean investigative journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono says he will not fight back an imminent invasion of his goat farm by a group of ruling party, Zanu PF youths.
In an exclusive interview with The NewsReport, Chin’ono said threats to invade his rural home were a confirmation that “there is no rule of law” in Zimbabwe.
“I will not fight back because a citizen has no means to fight at State. They can take whatever they want. It simply confirms what we have always said that there is no rule of law. This is meant to silence critics.”
His comments come after a group of Zanu PF youths led by Taurai Kundishaya threatened to seize his boer goats. They claim that the goats are part of a community project.
State broadcaster ZBC has also been reporting that the goats belong to the Murehwa community.
Chin’ono has produced receipts confirming ownership of the livestock at his rural home.
On Saturday lawyers have written a formal complaint to the police.
They say Kundishaya, a Zanu PF activist is inciting Zimbabwean youths to unlawfully acquire Chin’ono’s boer goats. The lawyers have asked the police to stop the seizure of personal property.
Chin’ono, who has been subject to multiple arrests since 2020, is one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s biggest critics, exposing massive rot in government.
He led the investigation of nearly $60 million tender fraud by the Ministry of Health and Drax International, a dodgy company connected to the state.
His investigation led to the sacking of former Health Minister, Obadiah Moyo.
Last month he presented a paper on the state of human rights in Zimbabwe in Geneva, shining the light on the health sector.