HARARE – The Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) President Takudzwa Ngadziore has vowed to lead the students from the front saying it is the responsibility of the young to define the course of any struggle.
Addressing journalists a few kilometres from Impala Car Rental, Ngadziore made it clear that students will not stop penetrating the social justice fight.
“We are law abiding citizens, we are never terrorists. What we want is our freedoms to be respected. Not just the students, but the freedoms of the unemployed youths, freedoms of those in the labour movement, the freedoms of our mothers and fathers, the vendors, the freedoms of the civil servants,” Ngadziore said.
“They abducted one of us, Tawanda Muchehiwa, and we will not be quiet. We want justice to be served on Tawanda. We want Impala car rental to come out to expose who rented their car to abduct Tawanda. It’s a lie that students are not acting. We are acting that is why we are being arrested,” he added.
The students were demanding justice for 22 year old abducted Muchehiwa, as well as push for what they termed the people power campaign anchored across five pillars.
“Number one, Truth, Reconciliation and forgiveness, number two, economic and social reforms, number three citizen action against corruption, number four, health care for all, number 5, tax to educate. This all responds to the decay in our country, the shambolic state of our economy, the hard hitting social environment. the social ill being practiced by students at tertiary institutions, I as the president of ZINASU, as a youth, we are never going to be silent, we are going to speak through to the injustice that are happening and if it happens that we will die, so be it, because one day everyone is going to die,” Ngadziore vowed.
Meanwhile, suspected Zanu PF Youths attacked the ZINASU leadership. In a desperate bid to ensure their unwarranted attack on the ZINASU leadership was not recorded on camera, the youth attacked the journalists first before they manhandled the student leaders.