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for Masvingo student activists
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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Solidarity Trust fact
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