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National Students Union (ZINASU)
April 02, 2007
Students in Zimbabwe's
tertiary institutions are under serious and life threatening attacks
by the unruly regime of Robert Mugabe. The ZINASU President, Promise
Mkwananzi is currently in hiding, after being reliably informed
that he is amongst the top most wanted pro-democracy activists.
An innocent student was viciously attacked by state security agents
in town after being mistaken for Mkwananzi. The student was however
released after producing his identity. He sustained a broken jaw.
Two student leaders from the University
of Zimbabwe were severly assaulted on the 21st of March 2007,
whilst on their way to their halls of residents from the evening
study at around 8.45pm. One of the student leaders, Tatenda Kunaka
sustained two deep cuts in the face. Another student leader, again
from the University of Zimbabwe, Lovemore Chinoputsa, was attacked
by the police in town at the Haverst House and sustained internal
injuries. Lovemore is currently admitted at a private clinic in
Borrowdale, Harare. ZINASU Vice President, Gideon Chitanga, was
physically assaulted by non-uniformed police officers at the Magistrates
courts in Masvingo today, where he was to appeared in court for
his trial after being arrested for addressing a Students General
Meeting at the Masvingo State University in February this year.
Two student activists from the Bulawayo Polytechnic College, Lancelot
Mugadza and Obey Munyoro who were on suspension, were last week
expelled from college after having addressed students in the campus
dining hall. Lancelot was a candidate for the SRC Presidential elections
which were then held after his expulsion.
Meanwhile, students and their leaders all over the country have
vowed to support the two day stayaway, which was called for by the
of Trade Unions (ZCTU). The action is on from 3rd of April to
the 4th of April 2007. The stay away comes against a backdrop of
high annual inflation rate, which is currently pegged at 1729.9%,
high cost of living, exhobitant prices of the anti-retroviral drugs
among other issues.
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