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National Students Union (ZINASU)
June 04, 2010
the second oldest and largest institution NUST
who had been denied bail by a magistrate who happens to be a lecturer
at the same institution have been granted it. The magistrate had
interests in the case as he is an employee of the complainant, however
after realizing that the defense lawyer Mr. Matshobana Ncube of
ZLHR was to apply to unsit the magistrate he later handed over the
case to a not so wise lady.
The students have been granted bail of US$50 each and the conditions
attached to it are irrational and restrictive to the innocent students.
The President of ZINASU Obert Masaraure was briefly detained when
he lambasted the magistrate during the court proceedings, protesting
against the unfair trial.
The administrative authorities are slowly giving in at NUST as they
are now requesting students to create credit plans of their own
choice. ZINASU will step up its campaign against the discriminatory
educational policy of L.R. Ndlovu. The Gender and Human Rights Secretary
Kundai Chambare has stated in clear and tacit terms that, 'Students
at NUST shall all write exams under any circumstances and surely
for all institutions of higher learning it shall apply.'
Meanwhile, students at Kwekwe Poly, Gweru Poly, Kushinga Phikelela
Poly and Bulawayo Poly are being allowed to register for HEXCO exams
despite them having arrears. ZINASU condemns the stance taken by
Coltart's ministry of extending the deadline instead of revising
downwards the examination fees as well as extending the deadline
at the same time. The examination fees are beyond the reach of many
in particular sons and daughters of poor peasant farmers and the
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