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Acquittal for Masvingo student activists
Students Solidarity Trust
April 05, 2012

Five Masvingo student activists, Brighton Ramusi, Prosper Tiringindi, Zivanai Muzorodzi, Godfrey Kurauone and Brian Chimwayi appeared in court today the 5th of April 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). After spending the past two months attending court sessions, four of the five activists Brighton Ramusi, Zivanai Muzorodzi, Godfrey Kurauone and Brian Chimwayi were acquitted today. However, the case continues for Prosper Tiringindi who will appear on the 11th of April for judgment.

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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