By Staff Reporter
The University of Zimbabwe Students Representative Council has warned President Emerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa and State security agents over the fees hikes as they have promised descent if their conditions are not met.
Speaking during a press conference today in Harare on the recent fees hikes the SRC warned the ‘President” and state security agents following them that they should ‘beware’.
The UZ SRC further called for the police at Avondale police station who were withholding students arrested at yesterday’s demonstration to release them.
“We have 14 students who have been arrested and detained at Avondale police station and call for the release of these students.” Allan Chipoyi the SRC President said.
The arrested students are set to appear in court tomorrow morning amidst calls by the SRC to see an overwhelming turn out at the courts and provision of busses to students for a solidarity turn at the courts.
The students are calling for a 300% reduction on the proposed fees of around ZWL 600000 to ZWL200000 with a petition set to be presented to Parliament and the union threatening boycotts and mass action at the institution.
Mixed positions exist on the fees structure as some feel the fees is around the current secondary education fees of US500 for boarding schools while the other school of thought holds that the fees are high as they are way above the salaries of the predominantly civil servants salaries.