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members seriously assaulted as they demonstrate against Amendment
National Constitutional Assembly (NCA)
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Today 34 members
of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) were seriously injured
after the police brutally dispersed 400 people who had demonstrated
in Harare against Constitution
of Zimbabwe Amendment no. 18 Bill.
The NCA strongly condemns
the high-handiness of the police given that the NCA march was a
peaceful one. We were not armed and we never disturbed anything
or anyone. We wonder why the regime still believes in bloodshed.
We were merely exercising our right to demonstrate against something
The injured - including
a man who sustained a deep cut on the forehead - have since
been taken to a private hospital for treatment.
The protest march started
near First Street with an intention to go to Parliament where the
whole circus of Amendment 18 is taking place. The marchers were
rounded up at the government propaganda house - Herald House
- where the police took turns to beat the NCA members.
We urge all pro-democratic forces in Zimbabwe to include all stakeholders
in fundamental issues such as constitutional making.
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