Harare magistrate Mrs Rumbidzai Mugwagwa yesterday issued a warrant of arrest for Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) President Obert Masaraure.
Masararure (34), who is on $500 bail, is facing charges of subverting a constitutional Government and inciting public violence. The warrant of arrest was issued after he failed to attend court. The State alleges from January 7-11 Masaraure led a group of trade unions at Africa Unity Square and at New Government Complex urging members of the public to revolt against the constitutionally elected Government of Zimbabwe.
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The State further alleged that on January 13, Masaraure and Zimbabwe Youth Alliance president Kumbirai Learnmore Magorimbo (34), who is already on remand facing the same charge, sent WhatsApp messages on social media platforms urging workers not to go to work and encouraging civil disobedience or resistance of any law.
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
Kumbirai Learnmore Magorimbo is an activist and the President of Zimbabwe Youth Alliance. In January 2019, he was arrested and charged with seeking to subvert a constitutionally-elected government after he allegedly posted messages on his Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp walls, inciting workers to take part... Read More About Kumbirai Learnmore Magorimbo
The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ), formerly Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, is a teachers' trade union focused on the needs of teachers employed in the rural areas in Zimbabwe. It was founded in 2009 and launched officially in Harare on the 12th... Read More About Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe