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2 UZ students arrested
Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
May 11, 2007

Two students from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), Prosper Munatse and Munyaradzi Chikorohondo were arrested and heavily assaulted yesterday, 10 May 2007 at 2030 hours while addressing a students gathering at the university campus.

Munatse, the Secretary General of the Students Christian Movement in Zimbabwe (SCMZ) and Chikorohondo conducted a peaceful gathering of students at 2000 hours. They wanted to address students on the lecturers strike. The lecturers have been on a strike since the beginning of the semester in February demanding higher remuneration. This resulted in only 5 of the 10 faculties writing end of semester examinations.

According to a source, the two students were apprehended while addressing the students and held at the campus control room by the UZ security in particular Munyaradzi Seredzayi. It is alleged that while in the custody of the security, they were heavily assaulted. The two were taken to Avondale Police Station and are currently being held at Harare Central Police Law and Order Section.

Students who visited them in the morning say that the two were mercilessly assaulted and are being denied access to medical attention by the police. Munatse sustained an injured right arm, a head injury and bruises on his back while Chikohorondo sustained minor injuries.

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