6 Bindura student leaders acquitted

6 student activists have been acquitted following a ruling by the magistrate Mr Murove who alluded to the fact that the evidence presented by the state was not consistent and coherent.

The students who had been appearing at the court religiously following their arrest were being charged by the state which is accusing them of mobilising students at Bindura University with the intention to incite public violence on the 14th of July this year.

In the students defence which was represented by Mr Zhawarara from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, the students had gathered to discuss the pressing issues of examinations as students were being barred from sitting for their examinations by school authorities. This has proved that the justice system in Zimbabwe has not collapsed although there is need for a lot of improvement and transparency to provide Zimbabweans with an efficient and effective justice system.

Meanwhile two Bulawayo student activists Jorum Chikwadze and Patrick Danga who are facing charges under Criminal law (Codification and Reform Act) Chapter 9:23 for defeating the course of justice appeared in court yesterday and their trial was further remanded to 12 August after state witnesses did not appear for the trial.


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