Harare - A Zimbabwean union leader who backed a nationwide strike last week over fuel-price hikes was arrested in Harare on Monday, a lawyers' group said, in a mounting crackdown by authorities.
"ZCTU (Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions) Secretary General Japhet Moyo has been arrested at Robert Mugabe International Airport," Kumbirai Mafunda, spokesman for the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights group, told AFP.
Moyo appeared on a video clip posted on the ZCTU's Twitter account last week urging workers to stay away from their jobs in protest at the more than doubling of fuel prices.
He is the latest of high-profile activist arrested after the strike turned into nationwide protests with some rioting and looting.
Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire was arrested last week.