ZCTU bosses in court

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Noku­tenda Chiyangwa Her­ald Re­porter

THE Zim­babwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) lead­er­ship and some ac­tivists ap­peared in court yes­ter­day charged with or­gan­is­ing il­le­gal demon­stra­tions on Thurs­day.

The demon­stra­tions were not sanc­tioned by the po­lice and were also turned down by the courts.

Those who ap­peared in court yes­ter­day were ZCTU pres­i­dent Peter Gift Mu­tasa and sec­re­tary­gen­eral Japhet Moyo.

They were ar­raigned be­fore mag­is­trate Mr Nyasha Vi­torini along with Si­mon Mu­tasa, Ezekiel Matema, Mu­nashe Chi­rova­mari, Benice Maluleke and Prescilla Johni. They were charged with par­tic­i­pat­ing in a gath­er­ing with in­tent to pro­mote pub­lic vi­o­lence and were re­manded in cus­tody to to­day for bail rul­ing.

It is the State’s case that on Oc­to­ber 8, the ZCTU in­formed the Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing Harare Cen­tral Po­lice Dis­trict that they in­tended to con­duct a peace­ful demon­stra­tion in the CBD on Thurs­day.

The po­lice turned down the re­quest. The ZCTU chal­lenged the ban by the po­lice in court but lost.

It de­fied the ban and car­ried out an un­law­ful demon­stra­tion along Ja­son Moyo Av­enue in Harare.

They were hold­ing plac­ards in­sult­ing Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa.

Po­lice ef­forts to dis­suade them from car­ry­ing out the il­le­gal demon­stra­tion failed lead­ing to their ar­rest.

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