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leaders kidnapped in Bulawayo . . . as the situation in colleges
National Students Union (ZINASU)
May 29, 2007
The NUST Student
Representative Council (SRC) president and his vice Clever Bere
and Mehluli Dube respectively have been arrested. Hell broke lose
this morning at around 0900 hours when the Bere and Mehluli were
going about their normal business and were captured by the Chief
Security Officer, Banda. The two student leaders were detained in
the university control room. They were denied access to both fellow
students and their lawyers. Bere and Mehluli were transferred from
the NUST security office at around 1300 hours and are suspected
to be in detention at Bulawayo Central police station.
The 2 student
leaders had retreated into hiding following a police hunt in Bulawayo
following the 10th of May 2007 peaceful demonstration by students
at the National
University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo where
53 students were arrested including the student chorister, Themba
During the demonstration,
police used "war methods" to handle students with pens
and papers. Tear gas was fired towards them resulting in 5 students
security situation at NUST remains volatile. The ZINASU president
Promise Mkwananzi said that the students of Zimbabwe will not intimidated
by the mighty show of force by the Zimbabwean police. He said students
are right, and right is mighty.
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