Woza's Jenni Williams Arrested

Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) leader Jennifer Williams was on Today arrested at the Joint Operations, Monitoring and Implementation Committee (JOMIC) offices in Bulawayo.

She was arrested after members of the organisation had marched through the city’s streets to mark the beginning of its 10th Anniversary Commemorations. Riot police descended on Williams and the demonstrators at the Jomic offices along Leopold Takawira Street where the members were following up on presentations made to Jomic last year regarding treatment of its members by the police.

“We expected Jomic to deliver to the principals the copy of the demands. The environment under which we work is not friendly to human rights defenders .Our members continue to be arrested ,tortured and persecuted by police offices,” reads one of the placards which being carried by one of the demonstrators. The demonstrators were also carrying red roses.

“Woza members use Valentines Day to campaign for love to overcome hate. The red rose shows our message of love,” reads another poster . Williams and other three Woza members were wisked away in a police truck and taken to Central police.

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