Hubert Nyabadza the President of the Zimbabwean students in Russia Association, a group representing Zimbabwean students on government scholarships in Russia has written to higher education minister Jonathan Moyo pleading for assistance saying that the students were starving in Russia. He also claimed that Christopher Mushowe, the man responsible for the students on scholarships had done nothing to alleviate their plight. Nyabadza who wrote to Moyo on Twitter said:
My name is Hubert Nyabadza, I am the Zimbabwean students in Russia association president. If you could help me Sir. Students here have a big problem.
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We are starving Sir, some of us want to go back home. Mr Mushohwe (Department of National Scholarships in the President’s Office) has done anything about it. Please inform him about this matter please if you can.
We do not know who to talk to, the ones we talk to always tell us kuti hakuna mari ku (there is no money in) government. But we hear that the President Cde Mugabe will (be travelling)
Moyo promised to send the message to the appropriate channels:
Message noted and will be forwarded as a matter of urgency.
This comes as Mugabe left the country for Uruguay on Monday to attend a World Health Organisation meeting. First Lady Grace Mugabe is reportedly heading to Moscow through China. Zanu-PF Youth Leader Kudzanayi Chipanga is in Sochi Russia for a youth gathering.
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