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leaders endure two nights in custody as police release 10 members
of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)
September 22, 2011
Women of Zimbabwe
Arise (WOZA) leaders, Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu on Thursday
endured their second night in police custody at Bulawayo Central
Police Station while the police freed 10 WOZA members, who were
arrested on Wednesday 21 September 2011.
Mahlangu, who were charged with kidnapping and theft, were not brought
to court on Thursday when the police took the other WOZA members
at Bulawayo Magistrates Court declined to prosecute the 10 WOZA
members, who were charged with criminal nuisance, leading to their
release on Thursday.
The 12 WOZA
members were arrested on Wednesday 21 September 2011 as they peacefully
staged a march in Bulawayo in observance of International Day of
Peace, a day set aside by the United Nations and devoted to commemorating
and strengthening the ideals of peace around the world.
They are represented
by Kossam Ncube of Kossam Ncube and Partners, who is a board member
Lawyers for Human Rights.
the WOZA fact
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