05 January 2021
The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ Masvingo Provincial Secretary for Gender and welfare secretary cde Sheila Chisirimunhu bail hearing is today at 0900hrs at Masvingo High Court.
Cde Sheila Chisirimunhu was unlawfully sentenced to 16 months in prison with 6 months suspended on condition of good behavior. It’s been 16 days Cde Chisirimunhu languishing at Mutimurefu Prison, she’s serving a prison term for a crime she did not commit. Her crime was to ask for a salary increase and advocating for equality in the education system. Cde Chisirimunhu’s conviction is beyond the normal Judiciary Service Commission operations, but a reflection of a captured Commission.
We are hoping that she will be granted bail today. All acknowledgements goes to progressive citizens, local and international organizations who are standing with cde Sheila Chisirimunhu in time of her persecution. We also applaud the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights for their untiring support.
As Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe we demand her unconditional release, we believe Magistrate Mbonisi Ndlovu convicted to please some selfish politicians who have no respect for human rights.
We continue to call for progressive citizens and organizations to give solidarity to our selfless cde.
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