Striking Rural Teachers Released, State To Proceed By Way Of Summons

Members of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers’  Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) appeared in court today facing charges of disorderly conduct in contravention of Section 41(a) of the Criminal Law (Codification&Reform) Act for allegedly blocking a road in Ruwa while holding and waving placards during an anti-govt protest against poor salaries.

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said that the Union president Obert Masaraure and others have been released and the State will proceed by way of summons.


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The State will proceed by way of summons if they intend to prosecute ARTUZ President Obert Masaraure for convening an unsanctioned gathering after conceding that ARTUZ is included in the class of groups that can gather without giving notice to the regulating authority (ZRP).

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  1. Protesting Rural Teachers Charged With Disorderly Conduct

  2. Rural Teachers’ Mutare-Harare Caravan Stopped By Police, Leaders Arrested Again.

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

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