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Zimbabwe investigative journalist arrested

Outspoken Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has been arrested by police, human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa confirms.

He filmed his arrest before being told to put his phone down.

Chin’ono recently exposed an alleged Covid-19 procurement fraud within the health ministry. The story led to the arrest and sacking of Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired Mr Moyo earlier this month for “inappropriate conduct” over the $60m (£47.5m) medicines supply scandal.