Masvingo based youth Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD), whose operations in the province were suspended last week by the district administrator, has approached the High Court challenging the ban.
COTRAD was suspended following accusations it was involved in the January protests following the fuel price hike. On Friday, COTRAD made an urgent chamber application at the High Court in Harare, challenging the suspension (case number 2152). The organisation is
seeking a temporary order to enable them to resume operations. The district administrator was cited as first respondent, while Local Government minister July Moyo is the second respondent.
COTRAD says as a result of its suspension at least 5 000 underprivileged people in Masvingo have been disadvantaged. Government is yet to respond to the application.