Student Union leaders on trial

The trial of the Zimbabwe National student Union (ZINASU) leadership entered its third day today at the Harare magistrate court.

The union President Gilbert Mutubuki, Secretary General Teererai Obey Sithole, Treasurer Tamuka Chikonyora, Legal and academic Affairs Secretary Kinsley Sibanda, Education and Research Secretary Ephraim Mutombeni, Takudzwa Dzumbunu UZ SRC Vice President, Marko Haruziviishe UZ SRC Secretary General, Raymond Sango Harare Provincial Chairman and student activists Vision Moyo, Sherpard Sithole and Annie Makoni are facing charges under the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 Section 37, Participating in gathering with intent to promote public violence, breaches of the peace or bigotry.

The charges emanated after the arrest of the twelve student activists at Harare Polytechnic following a student demonstration at Harare Polytechnic on 27 February 2014.

The state has brought five witnesses including Harare Polytechnic College acting Principal Mr Tafadzwa Mudondo to the witness stand to bolster its charges but unfortunately the witnesses continue to conflict each other on what actually transpired on the 27th of February. The students has denied vehemently the charges being levelled against them

Trial will continue on the 17th of April. Mr Mtisi from the Zimbabwe lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is representing the students.

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