Rural Teachers' Mutare-Harare Caravan Stopped By Police, Leaders Arrested Again.
Police in Ruwa arrested the Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union Of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) leaders yesterday. This comes after nine Union leaders were arrested by the police in Macheke on Saturday for criminal nuisance. However, they were released after the state found no basis for prosecuting them. Human Rights lawyer Douglas Coltart said
This regime is unbelievable! ARTUZ teachers have been arrested again on their #MarchToHarare! On Monday, the State admitted the charges were baseless and dropped after they’d been arrested by Macheke police on Saturday. Now they’ve been arrested again by Ruwa police.
The Caravan has now been in the final lap of the 275km of the protest march. In a statement yesterday, ARTUZ said that they will arrive in Harare today, December 19.