Popular award winning Zimbabwean journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono and Joanna Mamombe’s mother have a history together.

This information was made public by Joanna, whose mum had never told her the secret!

Joanna wrote on Facebook :

It was great to meet with Hopewell Chin’ono at the Magistrates Court today where myself, Cecillia & Netsai were attending to the NEVER ending routine remand cases we are facing. Hopewell is one of Zimbabwe’s foremost campaigners against CORRUPTION. A pleasant surprise that him and my mother have a shared history. #Solidarity is the engine of any struggle!
It’s really been difficult but we are here… THANK you ALL for the support & solidarity ❤️

She quoted Chin’ono who had earlier wrote on Facebook :

Had a happy moment at court when I met my classmate, Joana Mamombe’s mother.Joanna’s mum and myself were at Murewa Mission at the same time.Joanna is at court for routine remand together with her co-accused Cecilia Chimbiri.

Its not clear how close Hopewell and Joanna ‘s mum were, or if they are related in any way.