Back to Index
student leader badly beaten
Students Solidarity Trust
June 19, 2007
the Students Representative Council President for Masvingo State
University (MASU) is in a critical condition after being severely
assaulted by security personnel at the campus. He is receiving treatment
at Masvingo General Hospital where he has been admitted.
the Secretary General of the students union was also assaulted by
the security personnel; however, he escaped serious assault.
The two were
assaulted in an exam room at the University after College authorities
accused them of flouting standing regulations on suspended students
- which state that a suspended student is not allowed anywhere
in the campus or the in vicinity of the campus.
The two had
hoped to obtain a high court order which would have enabled them
to sit their examinations but failed.
In a clear act
of defiance for the unjust laws that govern the institutions of
higher learning in Zimbabwe, the two proceeded to write their examinations,
it was then that they were flushed out of the exam room and badly
beaten. Whitlow sustained serious head injuries.
Visit the Students
Solidarity Trust fact
Please credit www.kubatana.net if you make use of material from this website.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License unless stated otherwise.