More reports confirming the assault of women by Mhondoro and other police officers have also been received. On Wednesday evening, when Williams was delivering food in the presence of a lawyer, Officer Mhondoro indicated that he had been attempting to contact Williams to dialogue and asked her to visit his office and to come alone (i.e. without a lawyer). This is the same man who has routinely beat WOZA women for the last year.
One of the women released today testified that on Tuesday Mhondoro told women that Williams had been arrested on Monday in Harare and was still in custody and ‘had promised to stop demonstrating in Zimbabwe’ so all the women should do the same – to which there was a chorus of replies that they were not demonstrating for Williams’ rights but for their own rights and would continue to do so! [..]