Zimbabwe: Unionists granted bail

A May 19 statement by the International Trade Union Confederation reported that Zimbabwe's High Court had granted Z$20 billion bail to Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions president Lovemore Matombo and ZCTU general secretary Wellington Chibebe. The two were are facing charges of "inciting the public to rise against the government and communicating falsehoods". As part of the bail conditions, the two were being barred to "address any political gathering until this matter is finalised" and ordered to reside at their given home addresses. The ZCTU leaders were charged after they told workers gathered at Dzivaresekwa Stadium on May 1 that people were being killed during the current wave of political violence in the country.