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Magistrate lashes out at prison officials for bringing Chin’ono to court in leg irons

Touching Image Of Chin’ono And Ngarivhume In Leg Irons Inside Chikurubi

Ngoni Nduna the magistrate has hit out at Zimbabwe Prison Services after journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was brought into court in leg irons on Wednesday.

The magistrate reprimanded the Zimbabwe Prison Services officers that no suspect should ever be brought into court in leg irons. The court suggests that they should have been taken off.

Hopewell Chin’ono is appearing in court in a bid to secure his freedom through bail application, Zimbabwe Human Rights Lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa is representing Chin’ono.

Chin’ono is accused of using his twitter account @daddyhope to call for the removal of a constitutionally elected government through an uprising.

Jacob Ngarivhume of Transform Zimbabwe is also facing similar charges of inciting the public for mass protests which, however, flopped when security services descended on activists heavily.

There has been worldwide complaint calling for the removal of Hopewell Chin’ono and Ngarivhume from remand prison, instead, state had transferred the two to Chikurubi Maximum Prison which was contested by their lawyers as infringing on their rights.

The duo has been applying unsuccessfully for bail.

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