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Strikes and Protests 2007/8 - Students
National Students Union (ZINASU)
March 16, 2007
ZINASU Vice President, Gideon Chitanga and four others as he was
addressing a student gathering at Masvingo Polytechnical College.
They were detained at Masvingo Central Police station on a Tuesday,
the 13th of March 2007. Chitanga and others were charged with inciting
students to continue protesting over the ever deteriorating education
standards in Zimbabwe. The students are still on class boycott.
On going to court
,the Regional Prosecutor advised Detective Seargent Mukombe that
the accused had no case to answer. The officer then went on to craft
a new charge under the Miscellaneous Offences Act for distributing
The Vangaurd, a bi-monthly students newsletter. Chitanga
and others were forced to pay a fine of ZW$ 2 500.
yesterday detained Masvingo State University Students Representative
Council (SRC) Vice President, Edson Hlatswayo after a ZINASU Regional
leadership had a successful and well attended consultative meeting
at Morgester Teachers College. He was accussed of using 'inflammatory
and provocative' language during the meeting.
At Masvingo Polytechnic
College, Masvingo State University, Morgenster Teachers College
and Masvingo Teachers College students are still on class boycott.
Edson hlatswayo is still in police custody.
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