Parliament worst ever: ZCTU

The current Parliament of Zimbabwe is “the worst ever in the history of the country” says the president of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union, Japheth Moyo.


At a recent media briefing following the sentencing of the leader of the International Socialist Organization and former Highfield legislator, Munyaradzi Gwisai, and five others Moyo said:

“The continued prosecution and conviction of members of civil society is a sad chapter in the democratization process.”

He accused the Zanu (PF) side of government of directing huge funds towards the harassment of critical voices at the expense of service delivery and key issues essential for sustainable development.

He said civil society could not be mere spectators as Zanu (PF) continued with its madness of arresting champions of democracy on trumped up charges in a bid to reduce the opposition force.

Gwisai and his colleagues were charged under section 188 of the Criminal Codification and Reform act for watching a DVD believed to incite mass violence and protest against Mugabe’s 32-year grip on power.

Meanwhile the brutality of the Zimbabwe Republic Police has been demonstrated once again in the recent murder of a vendor in Shamva.

Raymond Majongwe, the new Secretary- General of the ZCTU, has called on all Zimbabweans to stand up and question the rationale behind the police force.

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