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PICTURES: Teachers’ Union Leader Abducted, Tortured

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PRESIDENT of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz), Obert Masaraure, was kidnapped in the dead of the night at his own home in front of his wife and kids.

Masaraure’s assailants who are yet to be identified tortured him before dumping him and leaving him for dead in the chilly cold.

Masaraure has been vocal in complaining about the need for a salary increase citing the increase in the price of basics and has called for a strike by teachers.

On Tuesday, ARTUZ reported that two of its officials were arrested in Gweru by CID officers and warned to desist from calling for a stay away.

ARTUZ leader Obert Masaraure shows off bruises

“Police in Gweru have arrested ARTUZ leader Cde Godfrey Chanda. Mr Chanda was picked in town by one officer Ncube who took him to CID department at Gweru Central Police for “questioning”,” said the ARTUZ on Tuesday.

ARTUZ leader Obert Masaraure shows off bruises

The two were later released without charge.


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