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Sudanese students stranded in Zimbabwe

By Tatenda Marwodzi - Reporter

A group of South Sudanese students have taken refuge at the South Sudanese embassy in Harare after being asked to vacate university premises. The students were denied accommodation by local universities due to unpaid arrears. The students have thus been sleeping and having meals at the embassy. Unfortunately the embassy is incapacitated and can only afford plain bread for meals and a floor for sleeping.

James Malauchi, South Sudanese Students’ Union President said more students who recently graduated will be facing similar fate. Zimbabwean state universities currently cannot continue offering accommodation and other services to students who have not fully paid their fees.

The students however, cannot afford tickets to go back home and will continue to take refuge at the embassy until a resolution is made to assist them. A call has been made to the public to aid the students’ return home.

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