Three Masvingo students released from remand

justice_scale_gavelThree Masvingo polytechnic students were this afternoon released from remand. The three, Monalisa Katsaruware, Desire Chikwanda and Nyasha Chaminuka appeared at the Masvingo Magistrates Court this morning facing charges of undermining or insulting the office of the President.

The students were arrested on campus in possession of and watching an alleged subversive two hour long video clip depicting President Mugabe being shot at by the military in a war-like simulation. They were arrested for contravening Section 33 of Subsection 2 Paragraph A proviso 1 of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act 9:23. If convicted the students are facing a fine not exceeding level 6 that is a fine not exceeding USD50, or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.

Meanwhile the court ruled that they shall be communicated to by way of summons, a sign that the persecution of the students has not yet ended.

The Students Solidarity Trust (SST) is concerned over the decay of the countries justice delivery system and its abuse by those who continue to persecute students and other Zimbabweans through frivolous prosecutions. The justice delivery system must not be held to ransom by individuals pursuing personal agendas. The Student Solidarity Trust appeals to relevant authorities to set up proper administrative structures which will assist in the smooth running of the courts, and deliver justice to the population of Zimbabwe.

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