Saturday, July 14, 2007

Eviction of UZ students illegal


High court Judge Charles Hungwe on Friday ruled that the brutal eviction of more than 5 000 University of Zimbabwe students by riot police on Monday was illegal.

The Zimbabwe National Students Association on Wednesday filed an urgent High court application challenging the eviction. Heavily armed police gave students 30 minutes to remove their possessions from the hostels. ZINASU President Promise Mkwananzi told Newsreel they have already started working on returning the students back to campus. He said they will not wait for the authorities to comply with the order.

Mkwananzi blamed the eviction fiasco on the UZ Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura whom he accused of taking orders from Zanu (PF) officials....

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