State security agents confiscated hundreds of pencils, pens, markers and eyebrow pencils from National University of Science and Technology (Nust) graduands on Friday, as the writing utensils seem to have become a threat to President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe was the guest of honour at the university’s graduation ceremony.
After the graduation, piles of the impounded pens were dumped at security checkpoints together with other sharp objects that were thought could pose a security risk to the 92-year-old leader. The tight security measure comes on the back of protests over unemployment by graduands at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ)’s graduation ceremony last month.
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