Crime & courts

Lawyer Demands Usd 100 000 For Unlawful Arrest

Human rights lawyer Douglas Coltart has sued Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe and Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga for ZWL$12,5 million over his unlawful arrest.

Coltart was arrested in 2019 along with four pro-democracy campaigners, Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Robson Chere, Jessica Drury, Munyaradzi Ndawana and Precious Ndlovu at a local lodge while in possession of a book titled Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

Police argued they were strategising on “spearheading a host of civil disobedience in Zimbabwe”.

 

 

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