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  • Jenni Williams of WOZA speaks out about unjust laws
    Taurai Maduna,
    February 16, 2006

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    Jenni Williams and members of WOZA leaving Harare magistrates court in October 2004
    Jenni Williams and members of WOZA leaving Harare magistrates court in October 2004

    “Just people cannot obey unjust laws”, says Jenni Williams, the national coordinator of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) when asked why her organisation had not informed the police about their “bread and roses” march as required by the Public Order and Security Act (POSA).

    Jenni Williams said there was no need to inform the police about their activities because people have a constitutional right to march. She said POSA is an unjust law and does not see why it should apply to WOZA. “If you read POSA, it says for any functions of a political nature - we are women talking about bread and butter issues, that is not politics!” she added. listen to audio file

    According to Jenni Williams the Bread and Roses Marches were successful especially because of the positive response from the general public. She commended Bulawayo residents for their support and determination to pick up WOZA flyers and roses right in front of the police. listen to audio file

    Members of WOZA believe that the ‘Power of love can conquer the love of power’.

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