Tinashe Sambiri|The MDC Alliance has called for the immediate release of jailed ARTUZ member, Sheila Chisirimunhu.
Chisirimunhu was sentenced to 10 months in prison for protesting at pathetic living conditions.
In a statement, MDC Alliance Secretary for Welfare, Maureen Kademaunga, described the conviction and sentencing of Chisirimunhu as atrocious.
“Zimbabwe’s gvt sentenced a 53 -year- old, widowed female teacher to 10 months in prison.
Her crime was demanding a reasonable salary.
Trs in Zimbabwe were earning USD 30 monthly. The salary was slashed from USD 500 monthly. Kindly assist us to pile pressure on this gvt to release Sheila by adding your voice to the #FreeSheila campaign.
Sheila is the sole bread winner in a family of 6.
Stop terrorising innocent citizens.”