The High Court has granted the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) permission to stage national protests against the country’s crippling economic downturn following the police’s refusal to allow its public demonstrations.
The ZCTU sought the court’s intervention after the police in some cities refused to grant the organization permission to stage the peaceful protests.
ZCTU acting information officer, Last Tarabuku, told VOA Studio 7 they are now ready to protest against the current harsh economic enviroment, which has left most workers jobless.
Meanwhile, ZCTU secretary general, Japhet Moyo, says the Zimbabwe Youth in Action has told the organization to stop the proposed Saturday protests, saying, without elaboration, that they will deal with them.
The youth group is suspected to be affiliated to the ruling Zanu PF party. Leaders of the organization were not reachable for comment.