Zimbabwe Student To Languish In Prison

ZINASU had urged its members throughout the country to stage demonstrations to protest the slow implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) which brought about the inclusive government and also high quality education standards in Zimbabwe.

Senior magistrate Stanford Mambanje on Thursday denied Tabe bail when he initially appeared in court facing a charge under the notorious Public Order and Security Act (POSA). The other nine students arrested together with Tabe were however released from police custody without a charge.

ZINASU co-ordinator, Mfundo Mlilo, said: “They want to punish him (Tabe) for pressing ahead with the demo. How can he be arrested, and then denied bail under such circumstances. This is what the demo was also demanding, it shows that the people’s rights to such freedoms are still unrecognized,” Mlilo said.

The students have asked for the resignation of the Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri and the co-ministers of Home Affairs, Giles Mutsekwa of MDC and Kembo Mohadi of Zanu PF, over their heavy handedness in the way they crashed the students march.