Tuesday, February 14, 2006

WOZA Women Arrested

ISO Zimbabwe

BREAKING NEWS - 13th FEBRUARY 2006

Over 100 WOZA women arrested in Bulawayo today! WOZA
supporters please see end of message for how you can
help.

Hundreds of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) members and
students marched for eight blocks through central
Bulawayo today to the government offices at
Mhlanhlandlela, calling for 'bread and roses' - the
need for daily survival and the right to a dignified
life. Having completed their march, the women were
beginning to disperse when riot police arrived.
Initial reports suggest that over 100 women, including
Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, and at least
two men and a 14-month old baby have been arrested.
Jenni Williams has also reportedly been separated from
the others, many of whom have been left outside in the
courtyard in torrential rain. Lawyers have been
contacted and are en route to Bulawayo Central Police
Station.

The women marched with solidarity messages from
Amnesty International chapters around the world and
during the procession, they distributed red roses,
valentine cards, and the February edition of the
newsletter, Woza Moya, which were eagerly accepted by
passersby.

More details will be released when they become
available.

If you would like to express your outrage here are some numbers to try:-

Bulawayo Central (+263-4)972515

Kembo Mohadi - Minister of Home Affairs
Phone: (+263-4)723635, 703642, 703644

Patrick Chinamasa - Minister of Justice
(+263-4) 777054 or 774620-7
Home: (+263-4) 860006
Or send him a text message on: 263 11 605 523

Vumela iWOZA ikhulume ikhululekile
Regererai WOZA ichitaura yakasungura

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