Zimbabwean student and youth leaders continue to be targets of perpetual incarceration, victimization and political persecution under the current regime.
In the Independence Statement, the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) notes with regret that the liberation history has been hijacked by the political elite by claiming that only those with liberation war credentials can legitimately claim power.
Zimbabwean youth continue to face a myriad of problems in their struggle for democracy and influence, such as dwindling resources for the education system and limited access to student grants and loans.
The continued victimisation, prosecution and persecution of student leaders by the police and court system adds on to the risks associated with youth activism, but the students commit to continue the struggle against repression.
Download Zinasu Independence Statement