Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) senior officials appeared in court on Monday facing treason charges or, in the alternative, inciting public violence.
The Union’s president Peter Gift Mutasa (41) and secretary general Japhet Moyo (54) appeared before Harare magistrate Elijah Makomo and were advised to approach the High Court for bail pending trial. they were remanded in custody to February 8.
The two union leaders allegedly recorded a video in connivance with This Flag leader Evan Mawarire encouraging civil disobedience. The state also claims that the video coerced Zimbabwean workers not to report for duty.
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