NCA Statement on the arrest of ZCTU leaders

lovemore_matomboThe NCA strongly condemns the repressive and unjustified arrest of ZCTU President Mr Lovemore Matombo, (Pictured) and other ZCTU officials on Sunday 8 November 2009 in Victoria Falls.

If anything, the arrests are a blatant violation of the ZCTU leaderships right to the freedoms of association and assembly. As these arrests and others that continue to take place on baseless grounds testify, Zimbabwe continues to be a repressive state in which those in power thrive on trumping upon the rights and freedoms of citizens.

As this statement is being prepared, police in Victoria Falls is holding Mr Matombo and the other ZCTU officials. Their detention is a baseless assault on freedom, which underscores the urgent need for a democratic and people driven constitutional dispensation in which the rights and freedoms of citizens are upheld and guaranteed.

Madock Chivasa

NCA Spokesperson

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