As the Great Zimbabwe University student activists keep submiting petitions and pressure keeps mounting on the school authorities on when to hold the Student Executive Council (SEC) elections, the letter which was officially released from the office of the Vice Chancellor Professor Rungano Zvobgo calls for the Student Representative Assembly (SRA) to be dissolved.

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By Lotara Charles – Editor

The Great Zimbabwe University Vice Chancellor, Professor Rungano Zvobgo

According to the letter, the move to dissolve the students’ body was attributed to the completion of degree programmes by some executive members who constituted the Electoral Supervisory Commission (ESC) last year and hence need to fill the gap.

“I hereby dissolve the current Student Representative Assembly (SRA) with immediate effect. Some executive members of the current SRA who constitute the Electoral Supervisory Commission (ESC) have since completed their studies leaving gap in the current board that should run the 2017 Student Executive Council (SEC),” read part of the official letter dated 23 March 2017. Check the full script below.


Great Zimbabwe University held SEC elections towards the end of last year before it was nullified by the Vice Chancellor due to series of inconsistencies which were mainly blamed on the incompetency of the SRA, and this has seen the institution running for almost one solid year without SEC, consequently affecting the student affairs division and students at large.

Though skepticism on the SEC polls lingers, Zvobgo pledged to effectively organize a free and fair elections within the first two weeks of March – June 2017 semester and the wait is still on.