Popular award winning journalist,  Hopewell Chin’ono,  has today paid a fine of one Boer goat to Advocate Tinomudaishe Chinyoka, as a token of apology.

Writing on Facebook,  Chin’ono said:

Apology, I Got It Wrong.

On 29 April 2021, I published a statement stating that Tino Chinyoka, motivated by ignorance and politics of the stomach, agreed to be sent by ZanuPF to defend a law that does not exist in our political persecution with Job Sikhala.

I now know that to the contrary, Tino Chinyoka condemned our arrest and prosecution and published an article on Nehanda Radio to that effect.

My statement, based on inaccurate information l had received, was incorrect and I wish to apologize to Advocate Tino Chinyoka for any harm that my statement caused him.

In keeping with African custom and my own desire to contribute to his community development projects in Mberengwa, Advocate Tinomudaishe Chinyoka has accepted my gift of a male Boer goat as an apology and has agreed to withdraw his defamation action against me.

We both look forward to further decorous engagement on the issues affecting our country, albeit from different perspectives.