ZCTU Condems The Arrest Of Journalist Zenzele Ndebele

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has condemned the arrest of “Gukurahundi journalist”, Zenzele Ndebele.

Ndebele was arrested on Thursday in Bulawayo at State House where he had gone to attend a meeting between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and civil society leaders. In a statement issued on Friday, the ZCTU said:

We strongly condemn the arrest one of our fearless journalist Zenzele Ndebele the Director of CITE ZW. This is in no way different from the repression, intimidation and abuse trade union leaders and civil society leaders have been facing since independence. We shall overcome.

Ndebele has produced two documentaries on the 1980s Gukurahundi genocide. At one point, he was called by the police for questioning at the Bulawayo Central Police Station.


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Zenzele NdebeleGukurahundiZimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions

Zenzele Ndebele is a Bulawayo-based journalist and human rights and activist. He is the founder of (Centre For Innovation & Technology) CITE. On 21 March 2019, he was arrested at the Bulawayo State House where President Emmerson Mnangagwa was meeting Matabeleland civil society leaders after... Read More About Zenzele Ndebele

Gukurahundi is a term used to refer to disturbances in Matabeleland and Midlands in the 1980s which resulted in the death of an estimated 20,000 Ndebele people. It was carried out by the North Korean trained 5th Brigade which was an elite regiment of the... Read More About Gukurahundi

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

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