Anti-Mugabe UZ Protesters Win

Anti-Mugabe UZ Protesters Win

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The University of Zimbabwe students who protested during their graduation ceremony, in September 2016, have won their case against the institution’s authorities.

Our “Dream Team” comprising of ZLHR lawyers Denford Halimani, Jeremiah Bamu and Dorcas Chitiyo, who on Thursday 27 October 2016 successfully represented some University of Zimbabwe (UZ) students and ex-students, when they were hauled by UZ authorities to appear before a disciplinary hearing for breaching the state-run university rules after they allegedly staged a protest against President Robert Mugabe during the institution’s graduation ceremony held in September.

Out of five students and ex-students namely Tonderai Dombo, Thembinkosi Rushwaya, Alexander Mukamba, Tinotenda Mhungu and Hlalanilathi Khosa, who appeared before the UZ’s student disciplinary committee facing charges of breaching rules of student conduct and discipline commonly referred to as Ordinance 30, only Dombo was found guilty and given a final warning and slapped with a $50 fine.