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attack by the police of Lovemore Madhuku, the chairman of the NCA
Liberators Platform (ZLP)
Liberators Platform (ZLP) is greatly concerned with the savage attack
by the police of Lovemore Madhuku, the chairman of the National
Constitutional Assembly (NCA) while on a demonstration for a new
The use of brute
force by the police and the manner in which they handled the demonstration
shows that a new democratic constitution poses a threat to the government
and more importantly that the conditions for dialogue to resolve
Zimbabwe's growing crisis do not as yet obtain.
thousands of people sacrificed their lives during the liberation
struggle to enjoy their freedom. We are disturbed that citizens
can be beaten in such a savage manner for exercising their rights
to freedom of expression.
of repressive laws that many fought during liberation war destroys
citizens' hopes for a negotiated end to their suffering. The police
actions resemble those of an unprofessional force during the Rhodesian
In that light,
the ZLP urges Madhuku and his organisation to press on until the
government accepted the new constitution and reform institutions
Formed by genuine
war veterans, ZLP is a non-governmental organisation advocating
for peace, democracy, good governance and development.
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