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Zimbabwe University Student still under victimisation
Students Solidarity Trust
September 21, 2010
A Great Zimbabwe
University student activist Brighton Ramusi who had been participating
in the struggle for the basic human rights to be respected in the
institutions of higher learning appeared before a disciplinary panel
for a hearing yesterday. He is appearing for the hearing after he
was informed through a formal letter by the institution that on
the 22 of April 2009 in the company of other activists (whose names
where also provided) among other things:
- Invited other
Students to an unsanctioned gathering.
gathered at the Poly Tuck-shop and addressed students.
- Marched to
the university Administration block demanding an audience with
the Vice Chancellor
states that he contravened sections 3(3.1.1), 3(3.1.2) of the university
rules. This is not the first time university and state authorities
have victimised students in this manner. In the year 2009, Brighton
was part of a group that arrested in April, and they were later
acquitted. Their charges arose in April 2009 when Great Zimbabwe
University students demonstrated against high tuition fees. The
disciplinary hearing comes in the mist of political violence and
intimidation by ZANU-PF supporters at COPAC meetings. This then
raises the perpetual culture in Zimbabwe of intolerance and not
affording all citizens a voice. In the tenure of the inclusive government,
more students have been excluded and suspended at the Great Zimbabwe
Solidarity Trust will continue to lobby for the victimization of
students and all human right defenders to stop. It is through dialogue
that a truly Zimbabwean voice can be given.
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