THE Government has spoken on the arrest of journalist-cum activist, Hopewell Chin’ono, saying the justice system should deal with the matter without fear or favour.
The arrest of Hopewell Chin’ono spilt into senate this Thursday with Senator Douglas Mwonzora accusing the government of arresting the journalist-cum social media activist for exposing corruption.
“My question goes to the leader of government business, why have you arrested Hopewell Chin’nono who has for long been known for exposing corruption. When will the government be serious about fighting the scourge which has become a cancer in our economy,” said Senator Mwonzora.
However, Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Honourable Ziyambi Ziyambi told the senate that the government has nothing to do with Chin’ono’s arrest and people should desist from dragging the state on cases which are before courts.
“The arrest of the so-called journalist Chin’ono was done by the law enforcement agents, and discussing or bringing such cases which are before the courts in parliament is uncalled for, let the justice system deal with his case and avoid dragging the government into it.
President Mnangagwa is on record speaking strongly against corruption and anyone wanting will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.
Hopewell Chin’ono was arrested on allegations of inciting public violence.