Women threaten to protest naked

HARARE - Radical women’s rights pressure group, Justice for Women, has threatened to demonstrate stark naked to register displeasure at the way women are “ill-treated” by police.

There have been howls of protests from across the country after women were brutally tortured, allegedly by the police while in prison.

Addressing the media in Harare on Tuesday JFW spokesperson Coezette Chirinda claimed that women protesters are being stripped naked by police as evidenced by shocking pictures that are circulating on social media which show two women with wounds on their buttocks.

“They strip us, beating us while we are naked and this means they so much desire to see us naked so we will display our bodies at their offices if they do not address our concerns in the next seven days,” Chirinda said.

Describing the country’s police as partisan, Chirinda said it was worrying that the law enforcement agents were now devouring “anyone with a dissenting voice”.

“The recent abductions, assaults, detention and sexual abuse of female activists are deplorable and must be condemned with the contempt they deserve.

“As we speak, the record of brutality against innocent female Zimbabweans speaks for itself. Linda Masarira has been in illegal detention for more than 60 days, Kerina Gweshe was abducted, beaten and dumbed at Harare Central Police Station, showing a direct link between the perpetrators and the police.”

She further said the abuse of women is State-sponsored.

“We have seen the results of the inhuman treatment that has been exerted on women. These women were stripped naked whilst being assaulted and they have ghastly wounds on their bodies.”

“The State has a mandate to protect us as women.  It has a mandate to ensure that our voices concerns are heard and acted upon without us being violated and our efforts being thwarted.”

Comments (4)

This is a Warning to the police , The ill treatment and torture against the citizens you are suppose to take care of has reached unaccepted levels, you are therefor warned to stop it immediately or else we will retaliate wherever we meet a policeman, how do you beat and kick a woman, Shame on you, Ian Smith regime was much better. Stop beating people right now or else hokoyo kumaraini unless if you go stay kuma barracks and you use troop carriers to and from work because even in public transport we will deal with you .

gobo - 24 September 2016

Chombo I have warned you several times to stop your violent police and it seems to me you are so used to it, you are going to be held responsible for the behaviour of the police, Leave the people to express their views by protesting

gobo - 24 September 2016

Chombo I have warned you several times to stop your violent police and it seems to me you are so used to it, you are going to be held responsible for the behaviour of the police, Leave the people to express their views by protesting

gobo - 24 September 2016

This is a Warning to the police , The ill treatment and torture against the citizens you are suppose to take care of has reached unaccepted levels, you are therefor warned to stop it immediately or else we will retaliate wherever we meet a policeman, how do you beat and kick a woman, Shame on you, Ian Smith regime was much better. Stop beating people right now or else hokoyo kumaraini unless if you go stay kuma barracks and you use troop carriers to and from work because even in public transport we will deal with you .

gobo - 24 September 2016

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