The police have today arrested the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions Secretary General Japhet Moyo following the organisation’s call for last week’s nationwide stayaway.
The 14 – 16 January stayaway turned violent when some people did not stay at home but barricaded streets and looted shops throughout Zimbabwe, attracting a violent crackdown by the police in the aftermath.
Moyo was arrested upon his arrival at the Robert Mugabe International airport from China.
The trade union’s president, Paul Mutasa went missing last week and yet to be located.
Other prominent activists and union leaders arrested for the protests recently include Pastor Evan Mawarire and ARTUZ leader, Obert Masaraure.
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The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions is the country's biggest worker representative with most of its members in different sectors of industry in Zimbabwe. It has special interests in labour activism and this has resulted in it being linked to opposition political parties particularly the... Read More About Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions
Obert Masarause is an educator, activist and trade union leader in Zimbabwe. He is the current president of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe. He has been arrested several times while organising for the rights of rural teachers. In January 2019, following the ARTUZ... Read More About Obert Masaraure