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Victims of the ZCTU national protest
Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU)
October 16, 2003

The photograph reproduced below is of Samuel Khumalo who was severely beaten by the Zimbabwe Republic Police on 8 October 2003.

Out of all those who were arrested, two members from Bulawayo were given free bail and will appear in court on 23 October 2003. The Activists were charged under the Miscellaneous Offences Act and made to pay fines while the ZCTU leadership who refused to pay were released and told that the case would proceed by way of summons also under the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

Meanwhile members of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) tried to gate crash a ZCTU General Council Collective Bargaining Workshop in Mutare on 16 October 2003.

The Police spies wanted to attend the meeting but were denied entrance by the ZCTU leaders and only left after they had satisfied themselves that the meeting did not have a political agenda by going through all the documents produced for the workshop.

The Police are still continuing to disregard the high court interdict of 2002 which prevents them from interfering with ZCTU activities.

Mlamleli Sibanda
ZCTU Information Officer

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