Tag: Police

Zim police arrest student leaders after fees demo

Harare – Police in Harare have arrested three student leaders from the University of Zimbabwe, as rights lawyers went to court to challenge the eviction of hundreds of medical students in the wake of this week’s fees protest. Those arrested are Steven Tsikirai, president of the UZ’s Students Representative Council […]

Zim group confirms arrest of two students after Mugabe protest

Zim group confirms arrest of two students after Mugabe protest

Zimbabwean police on Thursday arrested two student activists who demonstrated against President Robert Mugabe as he presided over a university graduation ceremony, a spokesperson for the protesters said. Promise Mkwananzi, spokesperson for the Tajamuka protest movement, said that one student had held up a sign condemning mass unemployment and another […]

Row over police crackdown

Row over police crackdown

President Robert Mugabe’s government is using Rhodesian tactics to deal with growing dissent as a fresh crackdown on protesters reportedly netted 87 people countrywide, a former Cabinet minister has said. But authorities yesterday rubbished reports that they used live ammunition to quell protests at the weekend organised by opposition parties who […]

Zimbabwe police deny using bullets in anti-Mugabe protests

Zimbabwe police deny using bullets in anti-Mugabe protests

Zimbabwe police on Sunday denied using bullets to disperse protests against President Robert Mugabe at the weekend, as activists called for electoral reforms ahead of general elections in 2018. “For the record no firearm or live bullets were used in the perceived protests throughout the country,” police spokesperson Paul Nyathi said […]