Popular Award Winning Zimbabwean journalist ,Hopewell Chin’ono, has been remanded in custody to February 18.

Magistrate Lazini Ncube ruled there is overwhelming evidence against Hopewell as he committed offence while on bail for other pending matters.

The Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights also confirmed via twitter that Chinono had been denied bail due to fears that he will commit similar offence.

Chinono had delayed applying for bail in order to challenge the constitutionality of the charge however the court upheld on January 13.