“When I was the SRC President‚ Vice Chancellor [Levi] Nyagura decided to give Grace Mugabe a PhD. I told him then that we would come back for you. Today is that day. Comrades‚ I declare this university ungovernable‚” said Siziba as students cheered his remarks.
The large group of students‚ some waving anti-Mugabe posters‚ marched towards the main university library and demanded that all inside join them in voicing their demands that Robert Mugabe step down and that the PhD awarded to Grace Mugabe be annulled.
Outside the library the group sang the national anthem and continued singing songs demanding that Mugabe and the vice-chancellor step down.
Treasure Basopo‚ an economics student‚ said he would like to see a Zimbabwe where there was economic and social justice. “We are concurring with the military and war veterans and saying that Mugabe must go‚” said Basopo. He also said that students were echoing the demands of students in South Africa and calling for free education. He accused the vice chancellor of oppressing students and of being a Mugabe stooge who used the university to fight factional political battles in favour of Mugabe and his wife Grace.