POLICE APPREHENDED TENS OF MEMBERS OF LABOUR UNION IN ZIMBABWE




Mustafa AY – TDO – 13.10.2018 Zimbabwean police apprehended tens of members of Zimbabwe Labour Unions Congress on the grounds that they tried to stage a demonstration march against the government. Labour Unions solicitors, who closely observed arrestment’s in the cities of Harare, Mutare and Masuingo, stated that the government’s act of apprehension is an apparent transgression of human rights.

Zimbabwean government proclaimed the enforcement of curfew at the pretext of preventing Cholera epidemic from spreading further. With this move, the government accordingly aimed at banning all sorts of anti-government organisations to be arranged. However, that ongoing economic crisis impeded Zimbabwean’s access to basic needs such as food, medicine and others rendered the emergence of anti-government voices unavoidable. Therefore, Zimbabwean Trade Unions Congress’s members strived for staging anti-government demonstration march to citizen the government’s failed economic policies. But, their efforts culminated with no success.