A student spokesman, Alec Tabe, told RadioVOP that police had launched a witch-hunt soon after the meeting leading to Thursday night’s brutal attacks on Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) members at GZU. “Its surprising that some of our members were severely beaten last night, most of the students who were beaten are those who openly attacked POSA on Wednesday.”
Masvingo Provincial Police spokesperson, Inspector Tinaye Matake did not deny the incident. “Probably one or two among them were beaten for resisting arrest. Police do not just beat up people.”
Earlier the portfolio committee chairman Paul Madzore urged the public to desist from victimising others for airing their views concerning POSA.
Zinasu members criticized the police for failing to understand POSA. “We think the police should be retrained…they do not understand law and that has
impacted negatively on the public.”
Zanu PF provincial chairlady Shylet Uyoyo, who was booed after she praised POSA during the meeting, vowed revenge. “I know the people who were heckling me, I will deal with them. They wanted to humiliate me but very soon they will find that they are not clever,” Uyoyo threatened.