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launches the People's Charter whilst 36 remain in custody in Gweru
of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)
March 06, 2007
Whilst 36 WOZA
members remain in custody in Gweru after launching the People's
Charter in the Midlands town yesterday, WOZA members again took
to the streets today - this time in Masvingo. The message was the
same - the people of Zimbabwe demanding social justice through the
In the face of heavy
police presence, many of the women intending to march scattered,
but a brave group of about 30 managed to march several blocks through
the centre of the city to the Civic Centre, where all of them were
arrested. There were no reports of beatings as yet and lawyers are
In Gweru, the total number
arrested yesterday was 36, including three women who were arrested
when they brought food to those detained. All were expected in court
this morning, but we are still waiting for a report on what the
charges were and what the outcome was. It is believed they will
be charged with participating in an illegal gathering.
will be given when they become available.
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