Freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has been denied bail.
Harare magisrate Lazini Ncube says there is overwhelming evidence against Chino’no on a charge of communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the state.
Observes Chin’ono committed offence while on bail for other offences.
The freelance journalist who got arrested last week might be going behind bars for some time now as he waits for his first offense case to be heard in February.
Chino’no was take for spreading news that a police officer had killed a young baby during duty.
This goes against his previous bail conditions.
Among his other bail conditions, Chin‘ono’s was ordered to report twice to the nearest police station, every Monday and Friday, surrender his passport and title deeds to his Chisipite home in Harare. He was also ordered not to use his Twitter account, @daddyhope, to send tweets that obstruct the course of justice.