Harare – Two university students who were apprehended by state’s secret agents yesterday when they staged a demonstration at the University of Zimbabwe where President Robert Mugabe was capping graduates have been located and are in custody at Harare Central Police Station.
Tonderai Dombo and Alexander Makamba were arrested by state security agents after they raised placards demanding jobs from the nonagenarian President who was capping graduates on Thursday and their whereabouts were not known till this morning.
Pre-democracy activist Patson Dzamara scoured for the arrested but efforts were fruitless until this morning when he went to Harare Central Police Station and was told that they were in custody “After receiving information that their whereabouts were not known, I went to Harare Central Police Station this morning looking for them. I met the investigation officer handling their case” said Dzamara.
The duo are being charged with criminal nuisance and are being represented by advocate Mtisi of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.
Patson Dzamara dismissed what have been going round on social media that the duo were abducted “They were not abducted, they were arrested and they are at Harare Central Police Station”
Details of their appearance in court are still scratchy but are expected to appear in court between today and tomorrow according to Section 50 (2) of the Constitution.
This has happened at a time activists are being denied freedom in the country, recently female activist Linda Masarire was released by the High Court after three months of illegal arrest