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Another student leader kidnapped . . . as security concerns deepen
Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU)
May 30, 2007

The student union continues to mourn the death of democracy in Zimbabwe following the abduction of yet another student leader, Tellington Kwashira. Kwashira is the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) Education and Research secretary. He was kidnapped this afternoon by ZANU P.F thugs in Goromonzi farming area, which is located about 30 kilometres outside Harare.

Kwashira who is currently serving his industrial attachment with General Agricultural and Plantation Workers Union of Zimbabwe (GAPWUZ) was on an official farm workers assessment visit. He was taken to a ZANU P.F office in Goromonzi near Ruwa along the Harare - Mutare highway where he is being detained and being physically and verbally assaulted. Kwashira is being accused of working in cahoots with the whites (British) to reverse the land reform programme in Zimbabwe. Lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) are busy trying to rescue him from jaws of the kidnappers.

Female student leader suspended

The University of Zimbabwe has suspended Maureen Kademaunga, the out-going SRC Secretary General for alleged 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.

Meanwhile, the two student leaders from National University and Technology, Mehluli Dube and Clever Bere were released yesterday in the evening. They were assaulted and sustained some minor injuries.

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