Wednesday, September 13, 2006

ZCTU: Protest Roundup

Harare : 15 people, including the ZCTU Secretary General, President Lovemore Matombo arrested. They were assaulted during his arrest. There was heavy police presence in the city since morning. The march route was sealed. Last night 4 people were arrested. Zanu PF militia wearing party regalia moved from point to point intimidating people.

Chitungwiza: Heavy deployment of the army with tankers. 50 arrested including members of the Chitungwiza Residents Associationand the former Chitungwiza Mayor’s wife. All the 50 are in detention

Plumtree: Heavy Police presence

Gwanda: Heavy Police presence

Hwange: Daniel Ncube taken for 4hrs being interrogated.

Bulawayo: About 20 people arrested, including regional Chairperson, Secretary, and organiser. Two people arrested yesterday and still at the Police.

Beitbridge: 3 people arrested.

Masvingo: No arrests so far. Mr. Gapare questioned by Masvingo Police. 15 Police Officers with button sticks, with canisters and guns seal ZCTU Offices.

Mutare : 20 people arrested, 8 Police Officers surrounding the Mutare ZCTU Office with button sticks and canisters. Ordinary citizens being bitten up and situation tense.

Chinhoyi: 15 Workers arrested , Regional chairperson taken for 4hours interrogation. Regional Officer and three others arrested yesterday and still in detention, including one who had brought food.

Kariba : Committee members intimidated by Police.

Gweru : 16 Arrested one arrested yesterday morning, released but recalled today.

Shurugwi : Executive members taken for interrogation.

Gokwe: Executive members taken for interrogation.

Kwekwe: Executive members taken for interrogation.

Chegutu: 15 Arrested two were picked for interrogation yesterday.

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