Higher and Tertiary Education deputy minister Godfrey Gandawa told NewsDay yesterday that President Robert Mugabe’s tertiary students’ interface rally which was scheduled to take place in Harare tomorrow had been postponed indefinitely.
Gandawa said that the decision to cancel the rally was motivated by circumstances beyond Government’s control. Said Gandawa:
We have notified our institutions countrywide of the postponement and advised them that we shall have the same at an appropriate time.
Mugabe has been holding youth interface rallies across the country which have been used to attack a faction linked to former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He was supposed to meet students in Harare tomorrow but cannot after the military “stepped in” and confined him to his house while they arrested Cabinet ministers and Zanu PF officials they labelled as the “criminal elements surrounding the President”.