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summon WOZA members over demonstration
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
June 28, 2011
summoned seven Women
of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) members to stand trial on Wednesday
29 June 2011 at the Harare Magistrates Courts for allegedly participating
in an unsanctioned demonstration.
the WOZA members namely, Vonai Maphosa, Zhuama Njoya, Portia Masawi,
Gladys Kausiwa, Felistas Mateveke, Fiona Mazivanhanga and Annastambia
Phiri to stand trial at the Harare Magistrates Court on Wednesday
morning for allegedly "causing a nuisance in a public place."
the summons does not specify the date and time when the WOZA members
committed the alleged offence.
The police accuse
the WOZA members of contravening paragraph 2 (v) of the Third Schedule
of the Criminal
Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 as read with
Section 46 of the said Act by wrongfully and unlawfully and intentionally
creating a nuisance by gathering at Africa Unity Square in Harare,
where they proceeded into the central business district while singing
on top of their voices, dancing and running all over the streets.
The police say
such conduct by the WOZA members obstructed free movement of traffic
and interfered with the ordinary comfort, convenience, peace or
quite of the public or any section of the public.
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights are representing the WOZA members.
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