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in Zimbabwe Coalition
October 01, 2007
spokesperson spends fifth day in Custody
Constitutional Assembly (NCA) spokesperson, Maddock Chivasa
who was arrested in Masvingo on Thursday 27 September 2007 is still
languishing in the sub-human police cells at Masvingo Central Police
No charges have been
leveled against him yet. Information from Masvingo is that the police
are denying him access to food and lawyers.
Chivasa was arrested
while on a rural outreach programme under the Zimbabwe Youth Forum
banner whose board Maddock chairs. The organization is on a national
offensive, engaging in civic and voter education of the youth across
leader charged with treason
29 October 2007, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) plain cloths
officers, from the Law and Order Section arrested the National
University of Science and Technology (NUST) SRC Vice President
Mehluli Dube and subsequently charged him with treason. Treason
in Zimbabwean law carries a death penalty. Mehluli falls into the
category of Morgan Tsvangirai and the late ZANU Ndonga and veteran
nationalist Ndabaningi Sithole who faced the same allegations.
of treason are steaming from alleged subversive statements Dube
made at a Crisis
Coalition meeting held in Gwanda. The police are alleging that
Dube eluded the police and they have been looking for him ever since
At the time of his arrest,
Dube was attending the All Stakeholders Constitutional Conference
in Bulawayo. He is being represented by a legal team of Arnold Tsunga
and Dzikamai Machingura.
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