The Woman Who Took on Mugabe

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The woman who took on Mugabe

Weekly Mail and Guardian May 10 2009 08:15

Of all the terrible things that have happened to Jenni Williams over the past six years — and there have been many — there is one incident that stands out from the rest. It was October 2008. She had been arrested by Zimbabwean police after taking part in a peaceful protest outside a government complex. The marchers were asking for food aid, in a population where three-quarters of the population is starving under Robert Mugabe’s oppressive regime. Bundled into a police van, Williams and a colleague were taken to prison and denied bail. She was in jail for three weeks. On one “particularly bad day” Williams recalls being forced by the guards to sit for hours in the burning sunshine. “I am of light skin, they knew I was going to get very…

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