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UZ student assaulted
Students Solidarity Trust
May 08, 2007

Clifford Hlatswayo, a University of Zimbabwe Student leader was assaulted by four masked men
Clifford Hlatswayo, a University of Zimbabwe Student leader was assaulted by four masked men

Violence revisited the University of Zimbabwe in the small hours of Tuesday 8 May 2007 when an unsuspecting student was assaulted.

Clifford Hlatswayo, 22 an Honors in Administration (HAD) student had his sleep disrupted yesterday by four as yet unknown assailants.

At around 0100 hours, as Clifford was sleeping in a friend's room, there was a knock on the door. As the occupants responded to the knock, they were surprised to be attacked by four masked men.

The owner managed to escape but Clifford was not so lucky as he was the target. As these men assaulted him, they taunted him saying "tinoziva zvamuri kuronga" we know what you are planning. Clifford only managed to get away by jumping out of the first floor window where he sustained injuries to the head, right hand, and right leg. His hand has had to be put in a plaster as a result. He is recovering at a private Clinic in Harare.

Clifford was last month acquitted of malicious injury to property and it is suspected that his activism is what resulted in this assault.

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