The six are Amos Mutema, Brian Chimwai, Simbarashe Muparure, Maxwell Hlongwani, Christopher Chuma and Terrence Moyo.
National treasurer of a national student body, Zinasu, Zivanai Muzorodzi, told Radio VOP that the whereabouts of the arrested students were not known.
“I can confirm that six student leaders were arrested at the university…Armed police with dogs quashed our protests but we will continue to fight for our rights to have our voices heard,” he said.
Muzorodzi said the students demonstrated after they were angered by university authorities who barred them from holding elections until President Robert Mugabe appoints a new Vice-Chancellor to replace Professor Obert Maravanyika whose contract is expiring.
“We were not satisfied with the reason for stopping our elections when our constitution demands election this semester. This is a way to silence us so that our voices are not heard while students’ rights are violated,” he said.