The Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) has finally ended the Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union (Zicosu) dominance of the Students Representative Council (SRC) at Great Zimbabwe University (GZU).
Zinasu clinched at least seven key posts including the presidency which they snatched from Zicosu’s Davis Mutazu.
Zinasu also won the positions of Secretary General, Minister of Academic Affairs, Minister of Legal Affairs, Minister of Information, Minister of Transport and Minister of Social Welfare.
Takudzwa Ngadziore was elected new SRC president, a position which had been rotating between Zicosu and Coadesu.
Ngadziore managed 577 votes while his contestants Rudo Mungwariri of Team Kunyanya got 415 and Nomsa Muranda of Zicosu won 259.
His other rival Charittone Manyau got 247 while Brian Tinashe Charova got only 57.
The new secretary general is Chrispen Matose who also won with an enormous margin.
Ngadziore told TellZim News that he was thankful to the university for according them a chance to sell their ideas to students.
“We as Zinasu want to thank the administration for allowing the voice of the students to be heard through the election. We also want to thank the students for supporting us. We want to work to solve all the major problems affecting us as students.
“We will include and treat everybody fairly and equally. We are going to conquer together as Great Zimbabwe University students,” said Ngadziore.
On transport problems facing students, he said the new leadership will engage government through the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education.
“Government can find solutions for students the same way they came up with the Zupco idea in response to urban transportation challenges,” said Ngadziore.
The former SRC was a pact between the three main students unions namely Zinasu, Zicosu and Coadesu after the 2016 election results were nullified by Vice Chancellor Professor Rungano Zvobgo who cited the massive irregularities that marred the voting process.
Positions won by Zinasu in the current SRC elections
Secretary General....Chrispen Matose
Minister of transport....Kudakwashe Muchini
Minister of Legal Affairs....Anesu Manyimo
Minister of Academic Affairs....Wadzanai Nyakudya
Minister Social Welfare....Rosemary Rusere
Minister of Information....Forward Chaibva