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Strikes and Protests 2007/8 - Students
injure and arrest an estimated 100 students in Bulawayo
Students Solidarity Trust
February 02, 2007
Bulawayo Polytechnic are stopping at nothing to have their grievances
addressed by the government, and have continued to engage the government
through streets protests.
in Bulawayo have arrested an estimated 100 student protestors who
had intended to march to the Governors office to have their grievances
addressed by the Governor and Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, the Deputy Minister
of Higher Education and Technology. About 5 truckloads of riot police
pounded on the students in 12th avenue as they marched to town.
Sources in Bulawayo
say that a number of students have been injured, with one student,
Edwin Murira, sustaining a broken leg.
are demanding an end to the current fees structure, and are courting
the government for higher payouts. The students also contend that
they cannot afford to pay the residence fees.
come in the wake of a flurry of relentless arrests being experienced
by students in Bulawayo. In early January, police in Bulawayo arrested
20 students who were demonstrating over the continued deterioration
of the education sector in the country. Only last week, 23 students
were arrested as they demonstrated for free education, health, the
improvement of social service delivery and against Mugabe’s intended
plan of being a life President.
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