The Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU), Midlands State University Chapter, has demanded the immediate release of Takudzwa Ngadziore, the president of the students’ representative body.
In a statement on Thursday, the ZINASU MSU Chapter condemned Ngadziore’s arrest by police in Harare which they said clearly shows the State’s undemocratic tendencies. The statement read:
Midlands State University ZINASU Chapter stands impenetrable and solidified with President Takudzwa Ngadziore whose arrest explicitly exhibit the demise and contamination of democratic space in this country.
The right to freedom of expression is enshrined and consecrated in the constitution of Zimbabwe. Away with students leadership harassment and torture.
Our president is not a criminal, we stand in firm solidarity with him and demand his immediate release.
Ngadziore was arrested on Thursday for protesting at a car hire firm based in Harare, Impala Car Rental.
The 21-year student activist was demanding that the company provide answers concerning its alleged role in the use of its vehicles in the abduction of Tawanda Muchehiwa, a second-year journalism student at MSU.
Muchehiwa (22), was abducted, disappeared and tortured by some unidentified people in Bulawayo in July, who interrogated him to reveal the whereabouts of his relative, freelance journalist Mduduzi Mathuthu.