ZLHR Rescues Parents Arrested for Picketing Over School Maladministration

ZLHR Rescues Parents Arrested for Picketing Over School Maladministration

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ZIMBABWE Republic Police (ZRP) officers on Monday 8 May 2023 set free seven parents of some Prince Edward High School students, whom the law enforcement agency, had arrested for allegedly picketing against poor learning conditions and maladministration at the school.

ZRP officers arrested the seven parents of some Prince Edward High School students after they allegedly protested against the manner in which school authorities were running the institution.

The seven namely Julia Ndengu, Priscilla Makahwa, Rudo Tekwani, Wallesa Nyawo, Tinashe Chisvo, West Ndengu and Kumbirai Marara, were detained for about eight hours, first at Milton Park Police Station before being ferried in a ZRP vehicle to Harare Central Police Station.

The seven, who were represented by Paidamoyo Saurombe of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, were later released from police custody after their lawyer protested against the arrest and detention of his clients arguing that it was a violation of their fundamental rights guaranteed in the Constitution.

They were verbally warned by the ZRP officers not to stage protests and had their names recorded by the law enforcement agents.

Zimbabwean students resumed lessons on Monday 8 May 2023 for the second term, which runs until early August.

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