Popular award winning Zimbabwean journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono, is seeking asylum in France.

Writing on Facebook, Chin’ono revealed that unknown men were phoning his helper and therefore he will not be safe to return to Zimbabwe.

Chin’ono wrote :

This number has been phoning my housekeeper offering him things in exchange for information about me.

When I was arrested in 2020, the same person was phoning my house keeper asking about me.

Today he phoned asking him about my whereabouts and offering to meet up with him.

When I phoned the number, he first denied, then said he was only offering my housekeeper a job to braai for him.

This kind of harassment is UNACCEPTABLE and very primitive.

STOP harassing my workers, and STOP offering them trinkets and asking for information about me!