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ANC won’t make noise about Zim

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Perhaps the ANC approves of strong-arm control over dissent. If so, then we should be worried. Very worried.


22 Jul 2020
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ANC won’t make noise about Zim

Award-winning Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, who was taken away by police after they broke into his home, 20 July 2020. Picture: Twitter / @EdmundKudzayi

Here’s a prediction for free: there won’t be a strongly worded protest letter delivered to the Zimbabwean high commissioner in Pretoria by the SA government. Nor will President Cyril Ramaphosa make a statement. In the Union Buildings and offices of our department of international relations and cooperation, there will only be the sounds of silence about the detentions earlier this week of a prominent and outspoken Zimbabwean journalist and leader of an opposition party. Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono (“Big Daddy Hope”, as he styles himself) was picked up by Zimbabwe cops on Monday at his house in Harare, after they smashed...

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