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ZCTU action update
Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU)
December 03, 2008

A total of 69 demonstrators have been arrested throughout the country. The following is the update from around the country:

Harare

Fifteen people, including ZCTU secretary-general, Wellington Chibebe, who were arrested during the ZCTU demonstration in Harare have been released without any charge. The ZCTU leadership are set to meet the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Gideon Gono tomorrow at 0900hrs to discuss the issue of cash withdrawal limit.

Kariba

Five people who were arrested in kariba are still in police custody.

Karoi

Three of the four people arrested in Karoi have been released and asked to return to the police station tomorrow. One person, Cherechedzai Rubiwa is still in custody.

Gweru

35 people arrested in Gweru are still in custody after the police refused to release them. The police said they will deal with the matter tomorrow.

Bulawayo

Seven people arrested in Bulawayo are still in police custody with lawyers frantically working to have then released.

Zvishavane

Six demonstrators are still being held at a local police station. The lawyer is still negotiating with the police.

Below are the names of those arrested:

Harare Bulawayo Kariba Karoi Zvishavane Gweru
Wellington Chibebe Denick Tafamba Wilberforce Cherechedzai Rabiwa Elinas Gumbo Isaac Teveteve
Canwell Muchadya Stanley Dube Shungu Matesanwa Ms. Tendai Chesa Ndodhana Sithole Charles Chikozho
Henry Tarumbira Nhemachena Kenneth Jacob Magombedze Ms. Mlemba Isaac Matsikidze Simon Hamadziripi
Joseph Chuma Titus Marambire *Two other names not confirmed Mr. Mufiri Sarudzai Chimwanda Martin Tazvivinga
Nicholas Mazarura Raphael     David Moyo Tendai Siziba
G. Shoko Kingstone Musviniwa     Nicholas Zengeya Tombiezani Mabunda
Mr. Chimhuka Inoch Paradza       Moses Gwaunza
Ben Madzimure         Bobiani Bhebhe
Fungai Kanyongo         Zachariah Chikwenya
Raymond Majongwe         Ngoni Nyanhete
James Gumbi         Kufa Claudio Usheunesu
Madziva         Webster Murwisi
Tonderai Nyahunzvi         Clifford Mapwata
Phillip Gavaza         Farai Nhere
          Moses Mhaka
          Geshen Sibanda
          Runyararo Rwatimba
          Denzel Mushayi
          Francis Chindume
          Tariro Julius
          Harris Magusha
          Musapindira Kuzondidini
          Peter Takuva
          Kennias Havadi
          Nathan Madzokere
          John Jakarasi
          Jacob Manyanga
          Simbarashe Lebo
          James Sibanda
          Noel Mano
          Benard Sibanda
          Wilbert Muringani

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