Police Assaults Students in Bulawayo

Police Assaults Students in Bulawayo. More than one hundred students marched in the streets of Bulawayo this
afternoon over the education crisis which is facing the country.

They were

singing revolutionary songs mourning the death of the education system in

the country. Mass pressure on the government was one of the resolutions that

were adopted by the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) at their Bi-

annual congress held early this year in Harare.Four students were arrested while several others were injured when riot

police descended on the defenseless students. Privillege Matanga, a pregnant

female student leader was also assaulted by the police during this

demonstration. It is believed that one student has been abducted by

plainclothes policemen and his whereabouts are not known.This is happening a month before the harmonized election in the country. The

education system in Zimbabwe has collapsed with the government concentrating

on political issues leaving both students and lectures with no option but to

demonstrate or engage in industrial action.

Meanwhile Marvellous Kumalo a former student leader and an advocacy officer

with ZINASU has been released from police custody after paying seven hundred

million dollars bail. Kumalo is an aspiring member of the house of assembly

for St Mary’s constituency. He was arrested on Sunday evening while

campaigning in his constituency. He is being charged with public violence

after his supporters were provoked by Job Sikhala who is the sitting member

of the house of assembly for St Mary’s. He is expected to appear in court on

28 February. – [email protected]

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