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    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
    March 12, 2007

    Reports just received reveal that in addition to the brutal assault of Morgan Tsvangirai, Lovemore Madhuku, Nelson Chamisa, Mike Davis and Elton Mangoma, Grace Kwinji, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Deputy Secretary for International Relations, is in a critical state after sustaining head injuries. Kwinji is being held at Braeside Police Station which is being manned by military police with four other detainees. The condition of Arthur Mutambara and 4 others being held at Avondale Police Station could not be ascertained as visitors were denied access to the detainees. Visitors and lawyers were also denied access to Morgan Tsvangirai who is being held in Borrowdale. Police have barricaded the Goromonzi area where Chamisa, Mangoma and others are being detained. Heavily armed police details are guarding all the police stations.

    125 MDC activists have been arrested in Mutare following a demonstration aimed at calling for protection against the social and economic meltdown and the demand for the holding of elections in 2008 under a new democratic and people driven constitution. Those being held in solitary confinement are Godfrey Mubatsa, the Manicaland Chairperson, Pishai Muchauraya, the Provincial Spokesperson and Prosper Mutseyami the Deputy Chairperson of the Province, among others. They were arrested in the Eastern town by Assistant Inspector Florence Marume and Superintendent Mavhenyengwa whose contact number is 263-11-789807 among others. The Mutare Police can be contacted on 263-20-64212.

    Student leaders were arrested today following on going class boycotts at Masvingo State University. 10 students were arrested including Gideon Chitanga, the Zimbabwe National Student's Union (ZINASU) Vice President who is also being questioned on his involvement with the Save Zimbabwe Campaign.

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