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Students appear in court
Washington Katema, Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU)
November 07, 2007

The seven UZ students who were arrested in July appeared in Court today, 07 November 2007, for a routine remand hearing and were further remanded to 05 December 2007.The students include Shaun Matsheza, the student union Vice President and Caesar Sitiya the Student Representative Assembly Chairperson .Their arrest came after a series of peaceful protests by students that rocked the University in July after the astronomical hike of accommodation fees beyond the reach of many by the Nyagura led Administration. The state however preferred charging them with malicious damage to property , a charge they have vehemently denied and termed malicious.

The seven students looked disgruntled by the continuous delays the Court was taking in dealing with the case. They vowed that the allegations against them are unfounded and false as they deny destroying any property during the peaceful protests. The unnecessary arrests of students by the regime are desperate efforts to silence the students from protesting against inhuman learning conditions.

Meanwhile, the seven students who were attending the court session were forced to hurriedly rush to campus to join fellow students who were already on campus after the late kick off of the court session due to the ongoing crippling strike by Magistrates. The students summoned to the hearing include UZ SRC President and Secretary General, Lovemore Chinoputsa and Fortune Chamba respectively.


Today four students appeared again in Court for further remand, Orglyve Makova, Joel BInguza, Goerge Makamure and Brenda Mupfurutsa, the four were arrested while attending Edison Hlatshwayo's court hearing last month. They were all further remanded to 06 December 2007.

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