HARARE  , Zimbabwean activist and journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono, has been at the forefront of the fight against corruption, misgovernance, injustice, misinformation, and disinformation by the government. He has contributed immensely towards public awareness and voter mobilization in the country.

However, Chin’ono recently made a statement that sparked controversy among some of his followers. In response, Team Pachedu, a group of Zimbabwean activists, took to Twitter to remind everyone of Chin’ono’s contributions and urged people not to forget his efforts because of one statement.

Takudzwa Ngadziore, another activist, echoed this sentiment, acknowledging that Chin’ono has always been firm and unmoved in his fight for a better Zimbabwe. He added that one statement cannot erase all the commitment and dedication Chin’ono has shown.

Alistar Chibanda also weighed in, stating that he hopes Chin’ono won’t repeat his mistake and calling for everyone to move forward in peace.

Chin’ono responded to the tweets, refusing to label his statement a mistake. He emphasized that citizens should not be afraid to speak their minds, even if it means criticizing the opposition. He also reiterated his opposition to living in a country where leaders cannot be criticized, calling it a fascist state.

The controversy surrounding Chin’ono’s statement has sparked a larger conversation about the importance of free speech and the right to criticize political leaders without fear of retribution. While some may disagree with Chin’ono’s views, it is important to remember his contributions to the fight for a better Zimbabwe and to continue working towards a more just and democratic society.

File Photo – Award Winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

Source -MasimbaNews ✍

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