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  • Strikes and Protests 2007/8 - Students

  • Student leaders to appear in court tomorrow
    Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU)
    February 27, 2007

    ZINASU President Promise Mkwananzi,University of Zimbabwe Secretary General Maureen Kademaunga,National University of science and technology Legal Secretary Lawrence Mashungu will tomorrow appear in court facing charges of contravening public order and security act. The trio were kept in custody for four days and later released on bail and were remanded to wednesday the 28th of february 2007.

    The student leaders were arrested at Harare Polytechnical college where they were addressing students on various issues affecting the students movement. ZINASU has been at loggerheads with the education authorities over the education policy which the government introduced early last year.

    Meanwhile the ZINASU President vowed that they would continue to pile pressure on the government until it yields to the demands of the students,he said the extra-ordinary general meeting of ZINASU held in Harare on Monday the 26th of February 2007 had resolved to go on stayaway from the 5th of March 2007 until the problems affecting students have been resolved.

    The students are demanding:

    • An immediate review of our payout
    • improved accommodation and food standards
    • ln solidarity with our Lecturers and parents(workers),demand a review of their salaries to meet their basic needs.
    • An immedite resolution of the current crisis that threatens to break the very fibre of our beloved country and put into disarray the prospects of a bright future

    The demands are just and legitimate

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