Monday, 20 November 2017

‘No Exams Until Mugabe Resigns’ - Zimbabwe Students In Mass Boycott

University of Zimbabwe students were doing last-minute revision, still savouring memories of the weekend’s jubilant march against Robert Mugabe, when the president went live on state TV to defy the nation and lay out his plans for staying in power.

Like most Zimbabweans, they had expected it to be a resignation message from the 93-year-old leader. Mugabe has ruled the country since long before they were born and in recent decades has driven its economy into the ground, to the particular detriment of young people.
‘No Exams Until Mugabe Resigns’ - Zimbabwe Students In Mass Boycott
“We were so angry, that was not cool,” 19-year-old Rouvarashe said of Mugabe’s unexpected defiance. “We were expecting him to step down, those were the magic words.”




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