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Declaring a Health Emergency is Not Enough – a communique from WOZA


In memory of Julia Chapeyama and Thembelani Lunga The outbreak of cholera in epidemic proportions has brought Zimbabwe back to the attention of the region and the world.  Zimbabwe’s complex emergency, which is now causing so much suffering, taking lives and breaking the society apart at its seams, has been several years in the making. […]

WOZA AND MOZA commemorate Human Rights Day in the streets of Bulawayo – no cause for celebration


OVER 1,000 members of WOZA marched through the streets of central Bulawayo today to the offices of the state-owned Chronicle newspaper. The peaceful group distributed flyers calling on the so-called government to stand aside to allow the United Nations to deal with the humanitarian crisis. Other flyers distributed by the group demanded the immediate release […]

Woza Moya newsletter December 2008 – English edition


Human Rights of Women – Human Rights for All: Universal Declaration for Human Rights 60 years after. Zimbabweans – Stand up for the TRUTH and it will set you free of this regime. WOZA members are commemorating the 16 Days of Activism and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The truth […]

400 WOZA members demonstrate in Harare today – theme: Human Rights of Women – Human Rights for All: Universal Declaration for Human Rights 60 years after


APPROXIMATELY 400 members of WOZA held a peaceful demonstration in the streets of Harare today calling for the immediate intervention of the international community to address the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe. The peaceful protesters marched to the offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to hand over a petition declaring the so-called government of […]

Trial of Williams and Mahlangu postponed to 22 January 2009


Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, leaders of WOZA, appeared in Bulawayo Magistrate’s Court this morning before a packed courtroom. They were on trial for charges relating to the combined cases of the 16 October 2008 case and a 19 June 2004 arrest. The state, represented by Mr. Shawarira, was not ready for trial however and […]

Charge Sheet, State Outline and Witness Statement against Jennifer Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu 17.10.08


Bulawayo Province CHARGE SHEET – Bulawayo Central 311/10/08 1. JENNIFER WILLIAMS 46 YEARS 2. MAGODONGA MAHLANGU 36 YEARS C/S 37 (1) (a) (i) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23 “Acting together with one or more other persons with him/her in any place realizing that there is a real risk or possibility […]

WOZA wins Amnesty International Human Rights Award


Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) has been awarded the 5th Human Rights Award by Amnesty International German Section. The award was presented at an award ceremony at the ‘Berliner Ensemble’, a well-known theatre in the centre of Berlin on Sunday 16th November. WOZA leaders, Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, received the award on behalf of […]

Williams and Mahlangu finally released from prison after 3 weeks in custody


Jenni Williams and Magodonga were finally released from Mlondolozi Prison at 9:30 am today, three weeks to the day they were arrested. Their bail had been paid yesterday evening but prison authorities would not allow them to be released, saying the prison administration was closed and it too late. They are in fair health, suffering […]

Williams and Mahlangu granted bail by High Court – still in custody


Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu have been granted bail by Justice Ndou in the Bulawayo High Court this afternoon. The two were instructed to pay bail of $200,000 each (roughly USD 1.50). Other conditions include reporting to their closest police station twice a week and not travelling outside of a 40km radius of Bulawayo Post […]

Bail appeal hearing set for 2.30pm Wednesday 5th November


WOZA’s lawyers have finally been given a hearing in their appeal to the High Court against Magistrate Charity Maphosa denying Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu bail. The matter will be heard before Judge Ndou at 2.30pm this afternoon, 5th November. Despite it being an urgent application, the High Court has taken over a week to […]