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Trial of five Masvingo activists continues
Students Solidarity Trust
March 30, 2012

Five Masvingo student activists, Brighton Ramusi, Prosper Tiringindi, Zivanai Muzorodzi, Godfrey Kurauone and Brian Chimwayi appeared in court yesterday the 29th of March before a Masvingo Magistrate for continuation of their trial. They were facing charges of public violence which were later changed to assault as defined in section 89 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act (Chapter 9:23). Today, Arnold Batirai testified as a witness for the defense and the case will continue on the 5th of April when he will be cross-examined by the state.

Their case emanated from challenging failure by Masvingo Polytechnic College authorities to refund students who enrolled for a tourism program that suffered a still birth. After initially advertising the introduction of this department and accepting payment from students, the authority have now made an about turn by scrapping plans to have the department and seems to be uninterested in refunding the students.

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