ZINASU students granted bail

Twelve members of the Zimbabwe National Students Union who were arrested Monday afternoon at Harare Polytechnic have been granted bail by the Harare Magistrates Court.

The students are being charged for causing public disorder and are set to appear in court on February 13.

Yesterday, the students’ lawyer Gift Mtisi, from the Zimbabwe Lawyer for Human Rights told The Zimbabwean his clients will be charged for contravening Section 37 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act which criminalises participation in gatherings with the intent to promote public violence.

The students were arrested after they staged a demonstration against the decline in education standards in the country as well as the reluctance by Harare Polytechnic authorities to hold Student Representative Council elections.

Among the arrested students were the union’s President, Gilbert Mutubuki as well as Secretary General, Obey Sithole.

The students were arrested by security personnel at Harare Polytechnic who later on called the Zimbabwe Republic Police to pick them.

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