22 June 2020
The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ Masvingo Provincial secretary for gender and welfare cde Sheila Chirisamhuru has been arrested at Mucheke District Education Offices in Masvingo, where over 150 teachers gathered to launch a nationwide protest against poor salaries. She is currently detained at Chikato Police station. No charge has yet placed against her.
The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ has approached the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, ZLHR to provide a lawyer to help the arrested Cde. We condemn the arrest of our cde by Zimbabwe Republic Police. We take it as a direct attack to the workers(teachers) who were exercising their constitutional rights in demanding a living wage.
We demand an unconditional release of our cde.The protests will continue in every province in the country until the employer pays us US$520 monthly salary. Aluta 🔥
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