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Williams and Mahlangu remain in custody in Mlondolozi Prison – third week


Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu spent their third weekend in Mlondolozi Prison as still no word has been received from the High Court regarding their appeal. Although the urgent application was filed on Monday 27th October, the defence team is still waiting to hear which High Court judge will decide on the matter and whether […]

Williams and Mahlangu denied bail


Magistrate Charity Maphosa denied bail to Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu today in Bulawayo Magistrate’s Court claiming that it would not be in the best interests of justice. The defence will lodge an urgent appeal to the High Court. Maphosa stated in her ruling that there was not enough evidence to assert that Jenni Williams […]

Magistrate goes to workshop – delays bail ruling until Mon 27th Oct


Magistrate Charity Maphosa, who was due to rule on the bail application of WOZA leaders, Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu, today at 11.15am, was ‘forced’ to attend a workshop instead, delaying her judgement until Monday 27th October. Williams and Mahlangu remain in Mlondolozi Female Prison where conditions are terrible. Cells are overcrowded and full of […]

Magistrate to give ruling on bail application on Friday 24th October – Williams and Mahlangu remain in prison


Magistrate Maphosa has reserved judgement on the request for bail for Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu until Friday 24th October as the “court is very busy”. Bail hearings are normally heard on an urgent basis. Williams and Mahlangu will therefore remain in Mlondolozi Female Prison until that date. The bail hearing was heard in the […]

Williams and Mahlangu remanded in custody until Tuesday 21st October


WOZA leaders Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu were remanded in custody until Tuesday 21st October this morning in Bulawayo Magistrate’s Court. The pair had been arrested yesterday morning after a peaceful demonstration. They have been charged under Section 37 1(a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act – ‘disturbing the peace, security or order […]

Williams and Mahlangu remain in custody in Bulawayo Central Police Station – 7 other members released


Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu remain in custody in Bulawayo Central Police Station tonight following their arrest earlier in the day. The seven other members that had been arrested before the demonstration had started have all been released without charge. It appears that they were not beaten during their brief detention. They were released one […]

WOZA declares a national disaster and demands food for all Zimbabweans in Bulawayo today – 9 arrested


Hundreds of members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (MOZA) took to the streets of Bulawayo this morning, marching for several blocks to Mhlahlandlela Government Complex to declare a national disaster and demand immediate food aid for all Zimbabweans. Nine members have been arrested at the time of this release. […]

Woza Moya Newsletter – October 2008 – English edition


Indira Gandhi once said, “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” Was she talking about Zanu PF? AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE TO: 1. PRINCIPALS: Robert Mugabe/Arthur Mutambara/Morgan Tsvangirai 2. Mediation Team led by Thabo Mbeki 3. Southern African Development Community Chairman/President South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe 4. African Union Chairman/ Tanzania […]

WOZA demands the immediate forming of a new government in a street demonstration in Bulawayo


OVER 600 members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (MOZA) took to the streets of Bulawayo this afternoon, marching straight to Mhlahlandlela Government Complex to demand the immediate forming of a new government as outlined in the 15 September power-sharing deal. Despite this complex being directly opposite the Zimbabwe Republic […]

Woza Moya Newsletter – September 2008 – English


“This year, the International Day of Peace takes on special meaning. This is the year we also mark the sixtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We know that human rights are essential to peace… There is so much to unite around on this International Day of Peace. I call […]