ZIMASCO ARRESTS

22 women were arrested


on 15 January 2007 in Shurugwi for protesting against the poor salaries of their husbands working at ZIMASCO Mine, in the Midlands regio0n of Zimbabwe. They were arrested between 1 – 2 pm whilst strategizing on whether to proceed with the demonstration without the Police sanction which they unsuccessfully applied for. Some of the women protesting had babies and some were pregnant. They spent the whole night in cells and were charged under POSA for illegally demonstrating in public. They were released on the 16th of January 2007 after payment of $5 000 each as fine. This information has been received from ZCTU Central Regional Office and Mr. Gibson Chauke Associated Mine Workers’Union of Zimbabwe Branch official, Shurugwi, ZIMASCO Company. The following is the list of women who were arrested:-



1) Fungai Sibanda


2) Daisy Julius


3) Apinga Chivanze


4) Melody Mushonhiwa


5) Dorcas Meki


6) Portia Musitafu


7) Mtandazo Ndlovu


8) Jesca Kanongwe


9) Janet Tembo


10) Dudzai Mudarikwa


11) Elizabeth Chila


12) Consistence Chigovire


13) Sibusisiwe Sibanda


14) Cathrine Karombe


15) Nyadzi Nyathi


16) Mercy Machiya


17) Elizabeth Gonyohori


18) Shorai Zifungo


19) Zelia Umvula


20) Felistas Marashanye


21) Patricia Mhosva


22) Dakarai Machara




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Khumbulani Ndlovu

Information Officer
ZCTU Box 3549
Harare
Tel: 263 4 702517
Cel: 263 91 422 730
Fax: 263 4 728484
E:mail: [email protected]
Web : wwww.zctu.co.zw

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