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Contravention of students' rights looms
National Students Union (ZINASU)
May 11, 2010
The ZINASU Secretary
General Joshua Chinyere, Spokesperson Grant Tabvurei, Wisdom Mgagara
University of Zimbabwe activist and twenty-five other students attended
court today(11 May 2010) at the Bindura Magistrate's Court.
They are facing charges of inciting public violence and contravening
POSA on the
14TH of January 2010. The lawyer who is supposed to handle the case
Tawanda Zhuwarara from ZLHR failed to turn up for the second time
but had a replacement today in the form of Jamela.
The President Obert Masaraure
expressed apprehension on the manner in which ZLHR is operating
and avowed that it is not proper for the lawyer to inform the accused
students on the trial day that he will be absent for the trial.
He however expressed optimism that things will turn out for the
best as the trial date has been deferred to the 18th of this month.
Bindura University of
Science Education has ordered lecturers not to mark students'
assignments who have not paid the full amount of fees, this is emulation
of the Nyagura malevolence administration. Levy announced through
the Herald on Saturday that door of the oldest tertiary institution
will not be opened to the poor (those with arrears).
The duo of the President
and Secretary General have instructed the Student Representative
Council led by Paul Dakarai to approach the administration concerning
the matter and should report to the national office on Monday the
17th of May without fail. The National Executive Council shall descend
on the Mudenge administration that has managed to achieve nothing
since the formation of the Inclusive Government.
National Executive Council has managed to freeze UNION's assets
that where at the Crisis
Coalition in advance of securing offices and shall be given
an update from the same organisation on the issue of the finances
of ZINASU. As far as the leadership is concerned UNION funds were
used for the 29 March demonstrations only and the remainder is to
be availed to the organization without fail since we have severed
administrative ties with the Coalition.
Issues beyond this generation
of student leaders have been swept under the carpet but those as
from January up to the present day shall be sincerely looked into.
If there are any culprits who tempered around with the UNION's
property and funds as from January up to the present day shall not
be permissible to go scot free.
Meanwhile the National
Executive Council shall announce the new Board structure within
this week, as they are currently finalizing the process of selection.
The nominations are as follows:
|Father Nigel Johnson
|Advocate E Hwacha
The National Executive
Council shall publicize their positions and profiles by the end
of this week.
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