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  • Strikes and Protests 2007/8 - Teachers and Lecturers

  • Update on PTUZ and Raymond Majongwe
    Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
    February 05, 2007

    February 05 - Harare
    At 1100hours, Raymond Majongwe and 4 other members of PTUZ reported to Harare central police station, Law and Order and Section, accompanied by ZLHR lawyers Otto Saki, Rangu Nyamurundira and Jacob Mafume. Detective Inspector Rangwani of the Law and Order Section indicated that the "meeting" was aimed at understanding the calls made by PTUZ to engage in a job action and had no intentions of arresting the PTUZ leadership, despite the fact that they had looked for Raymond at 5 am on Thursday 1, February 2007. After 30 minutes of questioning, DI Rangwani indicated that Raymond was free to go. Notably, DI Rangwani recorded the national identity numbers of the accompanying PTUZ members.

    February 02 - Chipinge
    3 teachers, members of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) were arrested at Gaza Secondary School around 1330pm for staging a "sit in". The trio, Charles Kaguramhamba, Henry Chinorumba, and P Dube were detained at Chipinge Police Station by officers from the Law and Order Section Chipinge. Mr. Blessing Nyamaropa, ZLHR member in Chipinge was deployed to attend to teachers who were released on the same day without charge.

    February 01 - Harare
    Around 5 am, today, several police officers from the Law and Order Section at Harare Central Police Station stormed Raymond Majongwe’s house. They met Raymond’s wife who indicated that Mr. Majongwe had traveled out of Harare and cannot possibly attend to them. The officers refused to heed to this information and continued to harass Mrs. Loice Majongwe, threatening to (ransom) arrest her, confiscate her identity documents, after protracted exchanges the police officers left with a stern demand that Raymond reports to the Harare Central Police Station at 8 am without fail.

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