By Farai D Hove | The embattled journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono’s application for a magistrate’s recusal has been turned down.
This morning Magistrate Ngoni Nduna dismissed Hopewell Chin’ono’s application for the recusal of Magistrate Nduna from presiding over his public violence case. That case has now been set down for trial from 7th – 9th December 2020, his lawyer Doug Coltart said.
Chin’ono will be back in court this afternoon at 2:15pm for Magistrate Gofa’s ruling on our challenge to his placement on remand in his latest case where he is charged with obstruction of justice.
If that is dismissed, the issue of bail will arise, added Coltart.