Another student has been arrested at a graduation ceremony in Zimbabwe for telling President Robert Mugabe “We want jobs”, the main students’ union has announced.
The Zimbabwe National Students’ Union said in a tweet that the man was arrested on Friday at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo for “raising a placard as students fight for their future ,with bleak employment opportunities.”
The student has been named as Advance Musoke.
There are separate claims he shouted at Mugabe, 92, who was at the ceremony to cap graduands.
In September, student Tonderai Dombo was arrested at a graduation ceremony at the main University of Zimbabwe in Harare for holding up a placard demanding jobs. He was later released – but then summoned to a disciplinary hearing by the university.
“I foresee graduation ceremonies being banned,” tweeted one Zimbabwean.