Themba Maphenduka, Sheunesu Nyoni (Students Union Secretary General) and Brian Mtisi ( Secretary for Information and Publicity),Â were apprehended for allegedly commenting that the delay on the timetable of the train service was as a result of the just ended Zanu PF Congress.
The train was expected to leave for Harare at 2100hrs but up until midnight the train had not yet arrived at the departure bay. The students were on their way to Harare for a ZINASU Human Rights Dialogue scheduled for the weekend.
The three, according to sources, were taken to the Railway control room were they were severely beaten up with wooden sticks, baton sticks, iron bars, fists and chains.
“The beatings continued for about 4 hours and only ceased after the arrival ofÂ Â police officers from Bulawayo Central Police.Charges proffered against them were that they were being a public nuisance and that they were inciting public violence. They were later released this morning after paying admission of guilty fines,” Zinasu said on Saturday (today)-CAJ News.