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  • Strikes and Protests 2007/8 - Students

  • Arrested students still in police holding cells
    Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU)
    February 14, 2007

    ZINASU President, Promise Mkwananzi and 11 other students are still in Police holding cells and are being continually denied food and legal representation. Scores of concerned fellow students went to Harare Central Police, demanding unconditional release of their colleagues but were harrased and threatened with arrest. It is also further reported that the overzealous Harare Polytechnic College Principal, little known Steven P Raza mounted the College entrance harassing students, lecturers and non-academic staff. Lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights have confirmed that some lecturers were also arrested during the students protest but their names and where abouts have not been revealed.

    However, ZINASU Secretary General, Beloved Chiweshe warned the Government of Zimbabwe, that the continued unlawful detention of students is a highly flammable act of injustice and that the students in Zimbabwe will soon rise and turn this country ungovernable; "We want regime change". He reiterated that unless and until the demands in the Ultimatum are addressed fully, the students shall continue undiluted and unabated in fighting the illegitimate rogue Government of Robert Mugabe HEAD ON.

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