Free Wellington Chibebe and Lovemore Matombo

Some weeks ago, I did a posting about Lovemore Matombo and Wellington Chibebe, the President and General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU). They were arrested on 8 May for speaking out about the state-sponsored violence in Zimbabwe – or as Robert Mugabe’s government put it “spreading falsehoods prejudicial to the State”.
Lovemore and Wellington were due to appear in court today to defend themselves against these charges. In fact, they attended court, only to be told that their trial would be postponed again until 27 August 2008.
I contributed to the the mosaic below which is made up from the pictures of over 2,000 trade unionists from around the world who have come together to make this public demonstration of support for the ZCTU leaders and all unionists in Zimbabwe.

We Are ZCTU: Defend unionists on trial in Zimbabwe

You can see the mosaic in close-up and learn more about the campaign here.