NGO Leaders Held in Zimbabwe

The heads of National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations, the umbrella organisation for all of Zimbabwe's NGOs, have been arrested

The heads of the umbrella organisation for all of Zimbabwe's NGOs have arrested amid worsening signs of the disintegration of the country's fragile coalition government.

Spokesperson, Farai Ngirande, says that chief executive of the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO), Cephas Zinumhwe, and NANGO chairperson, Dadirai Chikwengo, were arrested at the small airport in the northern resort town of Victoria Falls after a NANGO meeting.

Ngirande says Zinumhwe and Chikwengo are accused of holding a public political meeting without approval - a claim NANGO rejects - and were held by police overnight.

The two will appear in court, while President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai are scheduled to meet in Harare to discuss the paralysis in their eight-month-old unity government.

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Source: 
Independent Online

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