Police deny lawyers access to detained WOZA leaders

POLICE in Bulawayo are denying human rights lawyers access to their clients, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) leaders Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, who were detained at Bulawayo Central Police Station on Wednesday 12 September 2012.

Police officers at Bulawayo Central Police Station have refused to let Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights member lawyers Nikiwe Ncube of Webb, Low and Barry Legal Practitioners and Kossam Ncube of Kossam Ncube&Partners Legal Practitioners access to Williams and Mahlangu.

The police officers have asked the lawyers to move out of the police building, after they attempted to engage one of their client, Mahlangu.

Williams and Mahlangu on Monday 10 September and 11 September 2012 successfully led WOZA members, who staged protests in Bulawayo and Harare demanding an end to the disruption of peaceful demonstrations by the police and the holding of a Second All Stakeholders Conference on the Draft Constitution.

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