Five Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) leaders were on Saturday arrested by police while attending a General Council meeting in Masvingo, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have said.
The leaders, Takudzwa Ngadziore, Nancy Njenge, Calvin Muvheyi, Allan Chipoyi, Paidamoyo Masaraure and Lennox Machoko, were detained at Masvingo Central Police Station.
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They were charged with criminal nuisance as defined in Section 46 of the Criminal Code as read with paragraph 2v of the 3rd schedule of the Criminal Code, ZLHR revealed.
Meanwhile, the five ZINASU leaders have been released from police custody after paying ZWL$2 000 fine each.
They were arrested for refusing to allow police officers to attend the ZINASU General Council meeting at Lee’s inn Hotel in Masvingo.
Police charged them with criminal nuisance for such an act.
They were represented by Martin Mureri of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.