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Police assault Hwange demonstrators
Bulawayo Agenda

October 09, 2013

A Hwange Colliery Company employee, whose wife was among the hundreds of demonstrators on Monday morning, was reportedly raided and beaten at his residence by local police yesterday evening.

Community Witnesses who have been monitoring the situation in Hwange told Bulawayo Agenda Tuesday that police raided Taboniswa Ncube’s house in Lusambami Compound and brutally assaulted him because of his wife’s participation in the salary demonstrations that took place on Monday morning.

Ncube reportedly sustained severe injuries and is currently admitted at Hwange hospital together with the wife who was also hospitalised after being beaten by police during the Monday peaceful demonstration.

HCCL is also threatening to lay-off all the husbands of the women who participated in the demonstrations.

Employees at the colliery have gone for 5 months without receiving their salaries prompting the Monday demonstration which was violently disbanded by police leaving four women hospitalised after sustaining injuries.

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