Zenzele Ndebele is a journalist, entrepreneur, Founder/Director of the Centre for Innovation and technology (CITE), and a member of the Matabeleland Collective, a network of Civil Society Organisations and Churches based in Bulawayo which aims to tackle issues related to freedom of expression. The Collective tabled a four-pronged document to President Mnangagwa, at the top of which were issues concerning the region’s Gukurahundi atrocities, national healing and the devolution of power concept. At the meeting with the President, Zenzele was arrested at the State House in Bulawayo after a used tear gas canister and used cartridge were found in his car. He was charged with possession of dangerous weapons at a public gathering; charges were dismissed by the Bulawayo magistrate’s court. Following the incident, which included searching of CITE offices by state security agents, Zenzele has been under surveillance and there have been attempts by state agents to turn other CITE staff members into informers.