Zimbabwean activists kept in jail

2011-09-23 22:30

Harare - A lawyer for Zimbabwean activists says a court has ordered them to remain in jail after they were arrested during a peace march.

Kossam Ncube says the two leaders of the militant Women of Zimbabwe Arise group were arrested on Wednesday with 10 other women on a march marking the International Day of Peace in the second city of Bulawayo.

The 10 others were freed on Thursday, but a court on Friday ordered the two women to stay in jail until October 6.

Ncube says several were assaulted in custody.

He says Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu are accused of possessing stolen property at the group's offices, which were raided by police several weeks ago.

They deny the charges.

The women were handing out fliers and flowers at the march.

  • Jack - 2011-09-23 22:54

    It would be interesting to know what exactly are the stolen goods they are talking about.

      RACINGCAT - 2011-09-24 07:02

      More than likely planted -Zimbabwe has a poor human rights record...

  • roboman1 - 2011-09-24 09:06

    Read Peter Godwin's called "the Fear", a fairly accurate account of (in) justice in Zimbabwe by Zanu PF. It is enough to cure one of Africa's politicians for life. (And I am African). We must seriously hope we do not go the same way. Fist they tackle the obvious, blame everything on whites, once they have exhausted that they get on to taking out the other tribes, this is not good.

  • Sean Nefdt - 2011-09-24 10:35

    When is Zimbabwe landlocked neighbors stepping in to curb this human abuse that is going on in that country , and strangely enough the Zimbabweans I have met is the nicest in Africa

  • KarooOstrich - 2011-09-24 11:03

    This is Mugabe's version of democracy. He should take his example from his northern neighbour where real democracy is. Well the people in Zim are free to support a political party aslong as it's Zanu PF. I's a case of a leader clinging onto power at all costs while the people suffer.

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