Students march against crisis in Zim

28 April 2008

Viva Zimbabwe: UCT students protest against the crisis in Zimbabwe.

As Zimbabwe celebrated 28 years of independence on 18 April, UCT students and staff gathered at Jammie Plaza to protest against the "crisis" in the neighbouring country.

Students called on President Thabo Mbeki, as well as the rest of the world, to acknowledge the crisis in Zimbabwe - and to take action.

The Student Representative Council's Thami Ledwaba reminded the protesters that the majority of international students at UCT are from Zimbabwe, and that "we can't just sit back and watch what is happening there".

South African Student Congress' Mashao Moshabela called for the release of the election results, while Chris Ryall of the Democratic Alliance Student Organisation said, "What we see in Zimbabwe is the abuse of power."

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