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Florence Ndlovu set to appear in court tomorrow
Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights)
September 28, 2011

The trial for ZimRights Bulawayo Regional Co-ordinator, Florence Ndlovu has been set for tomorrow 29 September 2011.

Ms Ndlovu was arrested in May 2011 while conducting a public meeting on torture at Tshino Business Centre in Tsholotsho.

The police and army accused her of holding meetings on anti-torture; a subject that they say should not be openly discussed. The charges allege that the utterances she made during the meeting undermined the authority of the unoformed forces hence contravening Section 31 (2) (b) of the Criminal Law and Codification Reform Act.
She was arrested together with Walter Bongani Dube. The two were detained at Nyamandlovu police station for two days before they were secretly transferred to Lupane police station. Howver Dube was released on 26 May without any charge laid against him.

ZimRights reaffirms that justice delayed is justice denied and police in Zimbabwe must carry out their mandate to offer protection to citizens and not become the threat to security. The continued incarceration of human rights defenders must stop.

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