Two female activists were arrested in Bulawayo last week during a WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise) demonstration protesting the extreme hardships being suffered by Zimbabweans. More than 200 activists converged at a government complex demanding to be heard by the heads of service delivery, about what is being done to address the humanitarian crisis that is affecting millions of Zimbabweans.
However the riot police used force to disperse the peaceful protesters and some women were arrested before the demonstration even began. They were later released. Only Williams and Mahlangu remain in custody ....for allegedly disturbing the peace.
WOZA says one of the leaders Mahlangu is in pain after she was beaten when police used violence to break up a peaceful demonstration.
All this is taking place when a new power deal is meant to be bringing about a better future for Zimbabweans.