Police clampdown on women protestors

Bulawayo police on Wednesday 21 September 2011 arrested 12 members of the Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) as they commemorated International Day of Peace in the country’s second largest city.

The police arrested WOZA leaders Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu and 10 other members as they peacefully staged a march in observance of the day set aside by the United Nations devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace around the world.

WOZA lawyer, Kossam Ncube of Kossam Ncube and Partners, who is a board member of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said the police charged Williams and Mahlangu with kidnapping and theft under yet unclear circumstances while the 10 women activists were charged with criminal nuisance.

By late Wednesday, all the WOZA members were still in police custody at Bulawayo Central Police Station.

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