Monday, 26 October 2009

MISA-Zimbabwe Alert

26 October 2009
Civic society leaders arrested under POSA
Dadirai Chikwengo chairperson of the National Association of
Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO), national director Cephas Zinhumwe
and secretary Godfrey Phiri, were arrested on 24 October 2009 in the resort
town of Victoria Falls under the draconian Public Order and Security Act
The three who are in custody in Victoria Falls were arrested for allegedly
failing to notify the police of a strategic retreat meeting convened by
NANGO for national directors of civic society organisations in terms of
POSA. Section 24 of POSA stipulates that an organiser shall notify the
regulatory authority of intention of holding a public gathering.
They are expected to appear in court at 2pm on 26 October 2009.

No comments: