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2O students arrested in Bulawayo
Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU)
March 06, 2007

20 students from Hillside Teachers College, Bulawayo, have been today, arrested on campus for reiterating to other students of the continued, undiluted and unabated class boycott that was declared on the 5th of March 2007. Students have since not attended lectures will not unless the government of Zimbabwe provides tangible solutions to the deepening educational crisis in Zimbabwe. The arrested students are being currenlty detained at the Hillside Police Station.

The arrested include, ZINASU Secretary General, Beloved Chiweshe, Hillside Teachers College Students Union president, Tafadzwa Chengewa, Simbarashe Mkwambo, Trust nhubu, and other students from the hillside college who names have not yet been revealed. Cosmas Gwature, the United College of Education, was also picked from his college campus.

The union condems the continued victimisation of student activists,especially the systematic targeting of student leaders.however,the class boycott will continue until the government and the responsible authorities in Tertiary institutes meet the demands of the students.The union shall also engage in legal battles against pepertrators of unjust victimisation and torture of students.

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