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Tsitsi Dangarembga

Dangarembga was arrested while taking part in anti-corruption protests on July 31, 2020. The Booker-shortlisted author was released on bail the following day but returned to court on September… More

Hopewell Chin’ono

Chin'ono was detained in July 2020 for almost six weeks, after he published his investigations into state corruption. He was charged of inciting public violence on December 4, 2020.… More

Kudakwashe Bwititi

Bwititi was arrested alongside co-filmwriter Tendai Maduwa after a screening of their film The Lord of Kush. The film tells the story of a clash of cultures between Islamic… More

Mbizo Chirasha

Writer and human rights activist Chirasha has faced multiple attacks for his work exposing corruption within the Zimbabwean government, including kidnapping attempts, electrocution, and threats on his life. He… More

Tendai Maduwa

Director and producer Maduwa was arrested alongside co-filmwriter Kudakwashe Bwititi after a screening of their film The Lord of Kush. The film tells the story of a clash of… More

Samantha Kureya Gonyeti

Armed, masked men who identified themselves as police officers kidnapped comedian and satirist Kureya (known as Gonyeti) on 21 August 2019. They abused her in an unknown location, and… More