Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) deputy chairperson, Job Sikhala said on Saturday that he mobilized dozens of people to sleep at the Murehwa home of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.
This decision follows threats by young people from the ruling Zanu PF party, led by a certain Taurai Kandishaya, to invade and forcefully ‘take back’ some of the goats owned by Chin’ono.
A ridiculous ZBC News report claimed that Chin’ono fraudulently usurped a state-sponsored goat project for villagers, sparking the current fight.
The report accused the famed investigative journalist of profiting from the government’s agricultural command.
“I have decided to join other citizens who have volunteered to be at Chin’ono’s village near Mukarakate in Murehwa to defend one of our citizens under attack from the regime.
“I have mobilised more volunteers. Tonorarira ko (we will sleep there). This nonsense has to be stopped once and for all,” said Sikhala.
Chin’ono has been targeted by government proxies for attacking President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime for its human rights record and relentless corruption.
Three weeks ago, Chin’ono delivered a damning speech at the Geneva Summit 2022 exposing the Mnangagwa regime for its deliberate failure to address social service challenges.