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Alex Magaisa Defends Chin'ono In The Goats Saga

Alex Magaisa Defends Chin'ono In The Goats Saga

Alex Tawanda Magaisa, a former chief of staff in the office of the late former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, has said the Zimbabwean government is creating a false narrative against Hopewell Chin’ono with the intention of looting his assets.

This comes after the ruling ZANU PF claimed that Chin’ono, a prominent journalist, benefited from the government’s goat project and failed or neglected to pass on the goats to other farmers for breeding. Chin’ono refutes the claims.

Commenting on the matter, Magaisa said the ruling party was “shameless” in trying to “grab the project” from Chin’ono. Said the UK-based law lecturer:

I’ve read the distress call from journalist @daddyhope arising from the Zimbabwean regime’s attempt to grab his private investment at his rural home. As usual, the regime uses surrogates to create false narratives to justify the confiscation & plunder of private property.

 For experienced Zimbabwe watchers, looting and plundering is a regime favourite. Edwin Moyo’s flourishing Kondozi Estate was run aground by regime looters. Business people live in fear of losing their investments which is worse if they reveal their political preferences.

A businessman who was suspected of funding the opposition found himself facing an unreasonable and vindictive tax bill from ZIMRA. Many more are choked into silence if ever they are suspected of siding with or helping the opposition.

The regime’s elements spent years mocking Hopewell for his Boer goat project, calling him names like “Mbudziyadhura”. But these infantile tactics didn’t work. He carried on & kept holding the regime to account. Now they have shamelessly decided to grab the project from him.

This is the same regime that goes around the world claiming “Zimbabwe is open for business”. Apparently not open for business to Zimbabweans like Hopewell! How do you convince a foreigner that your business is safe when a citizen’s business can be violated in this manner?

 The regime likes to blame everyone for the country’s ongoing economic calamity. But if truth be told, it is the principal author of this disaster. Today it is Hopewell’s property, but yesterday it was someone else’s and tomorrow it will be another Zimbabwean’s property.

As with all dictatorships, the irony is their repression produces heroes out of ordinary people. Far from silencing Hopewell, its crude strategies are constructing a heroic figure out of the relentless persecution. The more it persecutes him, the greater a figure they create.

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By A Correspondent- Norton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa  defended opposition aligned journalist Hopewell Chin’ono after reports came out that he had allegedly hijacked a goat breeding program that was meant to assist the community.

State media on Wednesday ran a story on how the government gave Chin’ono land and goats to start the boer goat project.

Said Mliswa on Twitter, “Having seen the concerted attacks against @daddyhope by state media and other organs my message to him is to be strong. It shows how big you have become @daddyhope. The same happened with me but the more I got arrested and  harassed the more I got popular.

“In my years as a politician what I have learnt is that the public isn’t **** as to be swayed by such contrived state propaganda. They can see through it and understand the reasons behind it all. Just stick with the truth and you will be vindicated. People can see through all the propaganda and machinations. You have to develop a thick skin and withstand it all. If I were you I would go for a constituency now because state media is already campaigning for you.

With your robust and articulate approach to national issues I can only imagine what Parliament would be like with you in it with the likes of Biti, Chinotimba, myself in it. It would be livelier and robust. God is the biggest judge @daddyhope  & in due time will rule.”

Meanwhile Chin’ono says his village elders have advised him not to move the goats where they are.

He posted this message on Facebook on Wednesday:

Thank you all for your messages of support and solidarity. The clan elders have said the animals will not be moved from where they are, it is my ancestral land so nothing will be moved.

The regime can come and LOOT and destroy my rural home, we have no power to stop them! It is not our burden, but its own burden. If they do come to LOOT as they promised to do, a time for accountability will one day come.

It is clear that to continue investing in the project is pointless, that is the end of the project for now until we are under a safe environment to live in peace and develop our rural homes without ZANUPF harassment.

This is a clear example of how it is impossible to invest in Zimbabwe and still retain all your rights. A Chinese has more rights in Zimbabwe than myself. Again that is the regime’s burden!

More importantly, I will not be silenced. I shall not be silenced or intimidated from practicing ethical journalism by a rogue group of people. It is a price I am ready to die for, I would rather be killed than to live like a visitor in my own country and I will never run away from Zimbabwe!

Thank you all once again for your support and solidarity which came through messages, emails and phone calls. Please forgive me if I haven’t responded to your messages, they are many.

It’s also unfortunate to have state media marshalled against a private citizen because of national issues they have raised. This is abuse of power and offices. Respect of property rights is already an issue locally, why inflame it again?

kudzai mutisi 3 weeks ago

Daddy hope was a Zanu sympathiser back then m sure that's how he got his hands on the import permit of live animals and varakashi knows kuti permit haingopihwe munhu, I remember when I once tried to import madhadha chaiwo from SA sometime back I was tossed from ngungunyana to AMA like hameno, later told to fully fund some scientists' air and hotel bills to go and inspect the farm apa ini ndege handina kumboikwira,

POLICY MAKERS 3 weeks ago


Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

ZANU has taken a leaf from Nzvonyora.
Zvese ndezvavo

But be careful: IT BACKFIRES

Vhura rimwe, rega rizare wangu

𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 3 weeks ago

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗭𝗮𝗻𝘂 𝗽𝗳 𝗜 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗳 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲.

Chi putin putin 3 weeks ago

ZANU is so really goats... Vashaya kuti vomudii... Haaa hope chimudhara ramba wakadzvanya chete.. Vachasvika kana pakuti twitter handle yaukushandisa ndeyavo futi kkkk


Chi putin putin 3 weeks ago

ZANU is so really goats... Vashaya kuti vomudii... Haaa hope chimudhara ramba wakadzvanya chete.. Vachasvika kana pakuti twitter handle yaukushandisa ndeyavo futi kkkk

nc 3 weeks ago

dambudziko ndere kuti investigative journalist muno mu Zimbabwe I one chete dai vakawanda zvaisa itika izvi. ramba waka dzvanya mkoma Hopewell.

nc violate 3 weeks ago

ok sir i ddnt get your contribution

nyora patsva tinzwe

ngorima mushava 3 weeks ago

akapihwa mbudzi ere kana kuti haana??? that's the simple question

White Drum 3 weeks ago

Haana kupihwa.
Akatenga ega

Wakagumira kuECD B chete iwe ngoma chena @ngorima

aaaa 3 weeks ago

iiiii pane zvimwe zvinonyadzisa muno munyika wakangotangawo kaproject kako kakabudirira magororo ezanu anenge akutofunga kukupamba kti vatore iwo pasi nembavha

Dr Herc 3 weeks ago

ZANU of is pathetic kkkkkk they looted millions from the RBZ in 2008 and never paid a single cent.Pay back the money then demand the goats .After all it's taxpayer s money

Chapwititi Kestombela 3 weeks ago

Hopewell imported the goats using his own funds and has all the paperwork to prove it. How then do you value the lies being peddled by these charlatans from the new Deception 🤔. DIRA RIZARE WANGU 🥃🍾

MuPfungwe Chaiye 3 weeks ago

Haurevi nhema

Pumura 3 weeks ago

this party is the biggest sanction in Zim

ccc 3 weeks ago

zanu pf must go

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