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leaders arrested in Masvingo, again!
Students Solidarity Trust
September 24, 2007
Barely two weeks
after student leaders in Masvingo were arrested, Police in Masvingo
have once again arrested two student leaders. The two, Whitlow Mugwiji,
President of Great Zimbabwe University, who spent 3 nights in police
cells last week, and Courage Ngwarai, an SRC member, were arrested
after skirmishes with the campus security.
currently on suspension is being charged with trespassing, whilst
Courage Ngwarai is being charged with Malicious Injury to Property.
They are detained at Masvingo Central Police Station.
started when the security guards threatened the student leaders
with violence, apparently because they were coming from a ZINASU
meeting, which was discussing the cadetship program.
The two were
in the company of other general council members from the Zimbabwe
National Students Union (ZINASU) when the chaos ensued. The other
student leaders, who include, Mehluli Dube and Zwelithini Viki escaped,
but were briefly detained on Sunday after they had taken food for
the incarcerated colleagues. They were later released.
leaders from GZU are on the run, and these include George Makamure
and Mukudzei Shoko
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Levy Nyagura, has
suspended UZ Students Executive (SEC) President, Lovemore Chinoputsa
and Secretary for Legal Affairs, Fortune Chamba over the peaceful
demonstration the two led last week at the campus. They were subsequently
arrested and beaten by campus security and sustained injuries in
the process. The two have been suspended for unbecoming behavior
and damage to property, and in terms of Section 23 of the University
Act, Chapter 25:16, pending a disciplinary committee hearing, on
a date to be advised.
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