YAT board Secretary, four others charged with contravening POSA

Youth Agenda Trust board secretary, Simbarashe Moyo, who was arrested yesterday together with four other officials from Chitungwiza Residents Trust, has been charged with convening a meeting without police clearance.

The five were arrested while addressing Chitungwiza residents on issues affecting the dormitory town

The Zimbabwean spoke to the lawyer for the five, Kennedy Masiye, from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who said that his clients were today transferred from Makoni police station in Chitungwiza to Harare Central police station’s Law and Order Department.

“The five are set to appear in court tomorrow to answer charges of contravening the Public Order and Security Act for convening a meeting without clearance. We are hopeful that they will appear in court tomorrow because the police have finished recording statements from them,” said Masiye.

Under POSA, it is illegal to hold a meeting without police clearance.

During the time of his arrest, Moyo was addressing residents on the impending demolitions of houses built on undesignated land in Chitungwiza at a meeting organised by the CRT.

The impending demolitions have been widely condemned by residents associations.

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