Award winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has been denied bail and remanded in custody till 7 August.

Chin’ono was arrested on Monday in connection with allegations of Contravening Section 187(1)(a) as read with section 37(1)(a)(i) of the Criminal Law [Codification and Reform] Act, Chapter 9:23, “incitement to participate in public violence’

Chinono is alleged to have used his Twitter account to call for the removal of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government unconstitutionally.

The state opposed bail on grounds that the accused person was likely to interfere with witnesses and would be instrumental in mobilising Zimbabweans to demonstrate against the government on the 31st of July.