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Police arrest Madhuku over POSA
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)

April 15, 2011

Police on Thursday 14 April 2011 arrested Claris Madhuku, the director of Platform for Youth Development Trust (PYD) for allegedly contravening the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) after he convened a meeting in Chipinge, Manicaland Province to converse about the implementation and performance of the Global Political Agreement (GPA).

Police arrested Madhuku when he was facilitating a meeting at the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe (UCCZ) in Rimbi area in Chipinge South which was organized by (PYD).

Madhuku was detained at Chisumbanje Police Station, where he was charged with contravening Section 25 (1) (b) of POSA for allegedly convening a meeting without receiving clearance from the regulatory authority. The PYD director will spend the night in police detention.

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