Zimbabwe Students Arrested After Protest At Court

Harare – Nine students were arrested yesterday while protesting outside a Harare court where their leader was appearing for charges of promoting public violence, breach of peace or bigotry.

Zimbabwe National Students Union leader Takudzwa Ngadziore, 22, was arrested on Thursday last week a few days after he took part in a demonstration outside Impala Car Rental which is accused of leasing its cars to state security agents who abducted a student in Bulawayo.

He was freed on Z$2,000 bail and ordered not to go 100 meters of Impala Car Rental.

The nine, Nancy Njenge, Donald Marevanhema, Talent Jinga, Arnold Mazonde, Mitchell Lieto, Zvikomborero Mumbirimi, Takudzwa Gwaze and John Ncobo were rounded-up by anti-riot police and driven away on the back of an open-top truck.

Their lawyer Obey Shava said the nine would spend the night in police cells, and would appear in court on Tuesday facing public order offences.

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