Nkayi: The General Manager for the Grain Marketing Board Nkayi Branch is said to have assaulted three clerks in the company for demanding their salaries. It is alleged that the manager received money for the workers’ salaries from the Bulawayo Office two weeks ago but to date the workers still have not been paid. Three female clerks are said to have gone to the manager’s office to enquire why they have not been paid when they were supposed to get their salaries on the 25th of May. The manager is said to have locked up the three women in his office, shouted at them saying they were accusing him of spending their money before beating them up and releasing them.
Gweru: A group of young boys who are said to have been responsible for the June 27 political violence in Gweru was seen patrolling the bus terminus with handcuffs. It is alleged that they have been hired as plain clothed police although they do not carry any weapons like other police do. It is suspected that these are the people who masquerade as policemen threatening innocent civilians.
Bulawayo Agenda is a civil society organisation that deals with advocacy and democracy issues. It is committed to providing a platform for people to express their views and to engage and debate on issues that affect their lives. It has active chapters in Gweru, Gwanda, Plumtree, Victoria Falls, Matopo, Hwange, Binga, Nkayi, Lupane, Tsholotsho, Masvingo and Mutare.