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More University Of Zimbabwe Students Turned Out Of Residences


Riot police on Thursday evicted more than 100 University of Zimbabwe students from residences outside the schools's main campus in the Harare suburb of Mount Pleasant, following the eviction of several thousand students on Monday.

Students said police wielding batons gave student doctors at Parirenyatwa Hospital and Mount Royale just 30 minutes to vacate their rooms. Social welfare students housed in downtown Harare were also evicted.

In response to the evictions this week, student leaders met officials in the Ministry of Higher Education - though without obtaining satisfaction - and diplomats at the South African, Tanzanian and Ghanaian embassies to Harare.\

The student leaders demanded that a supplementary fee of Z$1 million be canceled, that students to be allowed to return to their residence halls, and that exams set to begin on Monday be postponed due to the turbulence on campus.

University of Zimbabwe officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Zimbabwe National Students Union spokesman Zwelithini Viki told reporter Patience Rusere that his organization will fight the evictions by every means possible.

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