Opposition parties condemn eviction of UZ students for protesting fees hike

Opposition parties have condemned the actions of the University of Zimbabwe which evicted all medical students from their halls of residence for protesting an increase in fees by the university.

MDC-N spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi said:

The MDC condemns in strongest terms the arrest and violent eviction of students. There is a better way of handling such

MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said:

This clearly shows that the UZ administration is totally insensitive to the plight of the students who are rightfully arguing that the increase in fees is both unjustified and unaffordable.

The MDC calls upon the UZ administration, together with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, to immediately engage the medical students and find a lasting solution to this impasse.

The People’s Democratic Party spokesperson Jacob Mafume added:

Our regime is evil and always responds without empathy. The students have a legitimate concern. How do you raise fees without notice?

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