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Another student remanded in custody
Students Solidarity Trust
October 24, 2007

Joel Dungudza a part 3 Bachelor of Social science student at Great Zimbabwe University in Masvingo has appeared in court today facing contempt of court charges. This follows demonstrations that rocked Masvingo on Monday. The Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) launched "Free Edison campaign" in order to highlight the persecution and systematic victimisation that students are subjected to in Zimbabwe.

This brings the number of students remanded in custody to five. Edison Hlatshwayo who was arrested on 27 September is still in remand custody. George Makamure, Brenda Mupfurutsa and Ogylive Makova were also remanded in custody on Monday. They are to appear in court tomorrow for bail hearing. The three are also being charged with contempt of court following Monday's demonstration.

Meanwhile authorities at Great Zimbabwe University and the University of Zimbabwe have summoned students to disciplinary hearings. Ten students are to appear at great Zimbabwe university disciplinary committee today.

The disciplinary is informed by disturbances that rocked the campus last month when students from the They are being accused of assaulting Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union (ZICOSU) disrupted a meeting that was being addressed by ZINASU members at campus.

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