Human Rights Defenders Denounce Rampant Abuse Of Women By Mnangagwa Administration
20 June 2020
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Farai Dziva|Human Rights defenders have roundly condemned the harassment of women by Emmerson Mnangagwa’s misogynistic administration.

Two young ladies, Namatai Kwekweza of WELEAD Trust and Vongai Zimudzi were arrested for protesting against the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2.

Three MDC Alliance youth Joana Mamombe
Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri were abducted and tortured by state security agents for speaking on behalf of millions of hungry Zimbabweans- the three were also arrested and rearrested.In Bulawayo, two women were brutally assaulted by police details.

Girl Child Empowerment Zimbabwe, Tatenda Maposa told on Saturday the current government was seeing suspicious shadows everywhere.He described the persecution of women by Mnangagwa’s government as a desperate measure meant to cow citizens into submission.

“We strongly condemn the persecution of women by the government.Three young ladies Joana Mamombe, Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri are being tormented and we call for their unconditional release.

Namatai Kwekweza and Vongai Zimudzi were arrested for expressing their views on the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2.

The young women and others will continue to rise and they will not be silenced.

A constitution that was endorsed by 3.3 million people should also be amended by 3.3 million people.

There are more pressing issues that must addressed.

This amendment is not meant to benefit the people but an individual.We therefore reject lipstick amendments,” said Maposa.

Green Institute Director, Blessing Matasva also described the harassment of women as totally unacceptable.

“We condemn the persecution of women in the strongest possible terms.

It is shocking to note that government agents are flexing their muscles on hapless women.

The sparring with susceptible citizens is a reflection of dictatorship of the worst kind.

Natsai and Vongai have the right to express themselves freely, without intimidation and persecution,” said Matasva.

Namatai Kwekweza