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20 June 2003
MDC President Released on $Zim 10 million Bail
The High Court in Zimbabwe has ordered that MDC President, Morgan Tsvangirai, be released on $Zim 10 million bail and Z$100 million surety.
The High Court also imposed a condition barring President Tsvangirai from calling for violent and unconstitutional removal of Robert Mugabe and his government from office.
Since being arrested and detained on 6 June 2003, following the successful week of mass action, President Tsvangirai has been held in filthy prison conditions in an overcrowded cell at Harare Remand Prison. The authorities deliberately set out to try and dehumanise and humiliate President Tsvangirai in the eyes of the people. They failed.
The insidious behaviour of the Mugabe regime has simply strengthened President Tsvangirai’s standing amongst the people of Zimbabwe. He is the father of our struggle for freedom and a true hero of Zimbabwe. His incarceration has only served to strengthen the people’s resolve to intensify peaceful efforts to tackle the crisis of legitimacy in Zimbabwe.
Paul Themba Nyathi
MDC Secretary for Information and Publicity