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ZANU PF forces university students to attend anti-sanctions demonstrations

by Mandla Ndlovu
24 Oct 2019 at 15:34hrs | Views
The ZANU PF Government has issued a circular instructing every University to release 500 students per campus to attend the Anti-sanctions march scheduled for Friday.

A circular to Bindura University seen by this publication says each campus is required to supply 500 students to attend the anti-sanctions march. Buses will be availed by the universities to ferry students from main campus at 0730hrs.

Commenting on the matter Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono said, "The circular instructs the university to forward names of attendees. he sanctions march is getting more ludicrous by the day! ‬‪University students are being commandeered to attend the sanctions march. This is one big comical charade being manufactured! Why force students to attend if it is a genuine march?"

Social Media Influencer Mlungisi Dube said during his time at college it was not easy to convince students to participate in ZANU PF activities.‬

"It seems things have changed, if the current batch of University students can be forced to attend a Zanu pf lecture. Barely 12 years ago it was embarrassing to be known as a Zanu pf cadre in most Universities here in Zimbabwe." Dube said. "If someone wanted to tarnish your image those days  they would label you Zanupf or CIO. It was always a pleasure to fight Zanu pf dictatorship as a student. I wouldn't be sorry for students who are forced to attend a Zanu pf march. I find it comical for an 18 year old plus who passed A level to accept such an arrangement. We even refused to do what was perceived as a Zanu pf proposed propaganda course named National Strategic Studies latterly christened Peace and Conflict"

Source - Byo24News

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