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Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU)
June 22, 2007
The Zimbabwe Congress
of Trade Unions Secretary General, Cde Wellington Chibebe appeared
at the Mbare Magistrates Court this morning in a case where he is
accused of allegedly beating up a policeman at a roadblock.
Cde Chibebe's defense counsel Alec Muchadehama successfully applied
that he be removed from remand. The State will proceed by way of
summons pending a Supreme Court hearing. Cde Chibebe is challenging
some sections of the Criminal
Law and Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9.23 under which
he was being charged and the matter is still to be heard at the
Meanwhile, The Worker newspaper News Editor Bright Chibvuri also
appeared in Court this week in a case where he is being accused
of practising without accreditation. The matter has once again been
postponed to July 19 2007. Chibvuri was arrested in March in the
boarder town of Plumtree where he was attending a Zimbabwe Congress
of Trade Unions organized workshop. He was in no way at the workshop
in his capacity as a Journalist, but had attended as a ZCTU staffer.
The three ZCTU activists arrested just before the April 3 and 4
2007 Stay away for distributing flyers have also appeared in Court
this week. They have been remanded to July 12 2007 as their case
has been referred to the Attorney's General office.
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