Legal problems could hamper the political career of Joseph Chinotimba. Mr. Chinotimba is the ZANU-PF candidate in this weekend?s by-election in Highfield.

Last year chinotimba was convicted of illegally possessing a firearm. He is appealing the conviction. At the same time, the circumstances of his release from custody are unclear.

Ray Choto spoke to Dr. John Makumbe, a University of Zimbabwe political science lecturer, about the case and why some details are just now being made public.

Studio Seven contacted Joseph Chinotimba for comment but he refused to speak with us.