Students Pile Pressure On State to Respect Freedom Of Expression
12 September 2020

Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU), Midlands State University Chapter, is demanding for the immediate release of Takudzwa Ngadziore, the president of the students’ representative body who arrested by Zimbabwe Republic police yesterday.

ZINASU president Takudzwa Ngadziore was arrested and is currently detained at Harare Central Police Station for protesting at Impala car rental offices.

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 who was abducted and tortured by some unidentified individuals in Bulawayo in the month of July.

ZINASU MSU Chapter on Thursday released a statement demanding for his immediate release from police custody. They condemned Ngadziore’s arrest by police in Harare which they said clearly shows the State’s undemocratic tendencies.

“Midlands State University ZINASU Chapter stands impenetrable and solidified with President Takudzwa Ngadziore whose arrest explicitly exhibits 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,” reads the statement.

Despite scores of people threatening to boycott Impala car rentals –  Impala car rentals still haven’t released the name of the person who hired their vehicle. Moreover, the police seem to be stalling in their investigation as they still haven’t arrested anyone as of yet in connection with his abduction.