Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ leadership is appearing at Harare Magistrates Rotten Row Court today at 8.00am charged with criminal nuisance. This is emanating from a demonstration held on 23 August 2019 dubbed salary funeral at Finance Minister’s office in Harare. ARTUZ leadership appearing in court are Obert Masaraure, Nation Mudzitirwa, Gerald Tavengwa, Andrew Munguri, Godfrey Chanda, lawyer Douglas Coltart and activist Simon Drury.
The case is dragging in courts. We wish it could be speeded up to give reprieve to our members. Some are travelling from far flung areas, Matabeleland and Manicaland to attend court.
We call upon our members and like minded individuals to come to court in solidarity with our leaders.
We remain resolute in fighting for a living wage.
Update: The Magistrate did not appear at court, and the matter was postponed to 2:15pm on Tuesday 25 February.
Source: Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe