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student leader abducted in Goromonzi
Guma, SW Radio Africa
May 29, 2007
A day after
two student leaders were abducted in Bulawayo another one Tellington
Kwashira, was abducted by suspected ruling party thugs in the Goromonzi
farming area on Wednedsay. Kwashira is the ZINASU
Education and Research secretary and was serving his industrial
attachment with the General Agricultural and Plantation Workers
Union of Zimbabwe (GAPWUZ) in the area. A ZINASU statement said
he was on an official farm workers assessment visit before being
taken to a ZANU PF office near Ruwa along the Harare to Mutare highway.
It's there that he was allegedly detained and assaulted.
The mob accused
Kwashira of working with the British government to reverse the land
reform programme in Zimbabwe. ZINASU said lawyers from the Zimbabwe
Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) were making frantic efforts
to secure his release. The University
of Zimbabwe has meanwhile suspended Maureen Kademaunga, the
out-going SRC Secretary General. Authorities accused her of inciting
students to demonstrate over the continued strike by lecturers,
high fees and the general decline in the living standards of students
at the college.
two student leaders abducted from NUST,
Mehluli Dube and Clever Bere were released Tuesday evening. ZINASU
say the two were assaulted and sustained minor injuries. SRC President
Bere and his deputy Dube were picked up by university security guards
on Tuesday and detained for several hours in the security control
room. It's thought they were then transferred from this location
into the hands of state security officers.
In another sad
reflection of how difficult it is for students to learn properly
its reported children in boarding schools will now be required to
bring their own food during term time. Schools are struggling to
cope with the hyper-inflationary environment and see this as a way
of coping. Already most schools have introduced top up fees mid
term to make up for the shortfalls created by skyrocketing prices.
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