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society leaders arrested under POSA
October 26, 2009
Chikwengo chairperson of the National
Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO), national
director Cephas Zinhumwe and secretary Godfrey Phiri, were arrested
on 24 October 2009 in the resort town of Victoria Falls under the
Order and Security Act (POSA).
The three who are in custody in Victoria Falls were
arrested for allegedly failing to notify the police of a strategic
retreat meeting convened by NANGO for national directors of civic
society organisations in terms of POSA. Section 24 of POSA stipulates
that an organiser shall notify the regulatory authority of intention
of holding a public gathering. They are expected to appear in court
at 2pm on 26 October 2009.
the MISA-Zimbabwe fact
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