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


Khumbulani Ndlovu

Information Officer
ZCTU Box 3549
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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