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Police In Zimbabwe Release 10 Student Leaders Arrested Wednesday

A boycott of classes by Zimbabwean university students in protest of tuition fee hikes of up to 2,000% has spread to Midlands University and Gweru Polytechnic from the institutions in Bulawayo where the boycott was first launched this week.

Zimbabwe National Students Union Coordinator, Washington Katema said the action will continue despite the arrest of 10 student leaders Wednesday. The activists, who included ZINASU President Promise Mkwananzi, were released Thursday morning.

Katema told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that a meeting scheduled Thursday with Higher Education Minister Stan Mudenge had been put off, which he said reflected Harare's lack of concern with the plight of students.

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