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National Constitutional Assembly (NCA)
More than 700
National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) activists took to the streets
of Harare today where they were protesting against, among other
things, the continued amendments to the current constitution by
the incumbent government.
The demonstration, which started at Construction House, ended at
the Parliament building where NCA intended to table their demands
to Parliament. The demands are in line with their 3 point plan which
- The setting
up of a transitional authority
- The penning
of a new, democratic, people driven constitution
- And holding
of free and fair elections under a new constitution
demonstration was disrupted by a cabal of armed riot police who
pounced on the peaceful protestors before indiscriminately beating
them. Our team on the ground revealed that more than 10 activists
were injured and 12 were briefly detained while the number of activists
still in police custody has not yet been determined.
Meanwhile . . .
The cholera outbreak which has claimed more than 350 lives since
the beginning of November has spread to the city of Gweru where,
according to sources, nine lives were lost since Monday in Mkoba
high density suburb. Over the past two days, seven prisoners also
succumbed to cholera at Harare Remand Prison, according to sources
at the prison.
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