WOZA members walk free

HARARE -101 members of Women Of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) walked free after facing trial at Rotten Row Magistrates Court on Monday. They were charged under Chapter 37 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act -‘participating in a public gathering with the intent to cause public disorder

, breach of peace or bigotry’. The state withdrew the charges after state witnesses had failed to support the charges against the women in their evidence.
The leadership of WOZA, in a celebratory mood after their seventh court victory, said, “this is further proof that the freedoms of assembly and expression cannot be successfully criminalized by any unjust laws. We would like to thank Magistrate Bhila for upholding the independence of the judiciary and send him our love. We have also been vindicated about our right to speak out about the poor service delivery, sewage flowing in the streets and high costs of water in Harare. We will be visiting Town House again in the near future.” – WOZA

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