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Coltart alerts International community of death threats

by Staff Reporter
17 Jul 2019 at 11:49hrs | Views
Former Education Minister David Coltart has alerted the international community to death threats against leaders of trade union movements.

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) President Peter Mutasa and Secretary General Japhet Moyo received death threats over plans to hold demonstrations on 22 July.

The two top officials received letters accompanied by live bullets threatening to kill them and their families if they went ahead with their plans.

Coltart who is the MDC  Treasurer General described the threats as shocking and unacceptable.

He called on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and embassies of the United Kingdom, Sweden, United Kingdom.

"Please note what is being threatened against trade union leaders in Zimbabwe. We expect union leaders, past and present, the world over to condemn this," said Coltart.

ZCTU said in a statement, "This is the first time, for all we know, in our history that bullets are delivered at the homes of trade union leaders. This is the new dispensation! We demand the safety of Peter Mutasa and Japhet Moyo."

Source - Byo24News