The General Secretary of the African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Kwasi Adu-Amankwah was on Tuesday morning dragged from his hotel room in Harare by authorities soon after his arrival.
Adu-Amankwah was on a visit to meet the leaders of local labour body, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU). He is set to be deported.
Secretary-General Kwasi Adu Amankwa faces deportation, detained at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare. He was dragged from a local hotel and taken back to the airport soon after arriving early this morning. He was scheduled to meet ZCTU.
The government of Zimbabwe has shown evident distaste towards international labour leaders. A few years back, the then leader of the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Zwelinzima Vavi was deported soon after arriving from South Africa.
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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