Beatrice Mtetwa this Wednesday secured bail for Robson Chere the secretary-general of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ).
Chere was arrested on the 5th of July 2022 in connection with the death of his friend Roy Issa who fell from the seventh floor of a Harare Hotel sometime in 2016 while drinking with friends, including Obert Masaraure who has also been arrested over the same incident.
The police, back then, dismissed any foul play following investigations into his death.
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) issued an update on the case:
JUST IN: Our lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa just got @ARTUZ_teachers SG @robohchere set free from prison on ZWL60 000 bail granted by Justice Annie-Lucy Mungwari, who also ordered him to report @PoliceZimbabwe once every month, surrender his passport & continue residing at given address.
Government critics say the arrests were “silly” and meant to destabilise teachers’ unions who are planning protests over poor salaries and working conditions.