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Striking Rural Teachers Granted Bail

Striking Rural Teachers Granted Bail

15 of the 16 Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) members who were arrested on 12 January during a protest over poor salaries in Harare have been granted $5 000 bail each.

One of the protestors was granted free bail.

The accused appeared before Harare Magistrate Yeukai Dzuda charged with participating in a gathering with the intention to promote public violence, bigotry and breaches of peace as defined in Section 37(1)(a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.

In granting them bail, Dzuda considered the fact that the accused were not a threat to public security because no one was injured during the protest, and no weapons were found on the suspects.

The court also considered evidence by the investigation officer that there was no harm in granting them bail, and the accused could easily be traced through the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

The State had argued that if the accused were granted bail, they would flee the country for greener pastures.

Prosecutors also said their behaviour is consistent with that of people who are no longer interested in their jobs.

The teachers will be back in court on 17 February.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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16 Comments

Mr Ndambi Thomas 3 months ago

Is this platform not a spyware,somebody help.


😴 4 months ago

Gavhumende diridziraiwo mafuro enyu emuno asvibire tifarire kufurirawo muno. Imi vana vanyu nemi wacho mafuro emuno hamutoadiwo nekuti hapana chiripo.
Ende chamuri kunyanya kupopotera zvirango inyaya yekuti hamuchagoni kuzvambarara pamusoro pemafuro akasvibira kumhiri sezvamaiita kare.


Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

🤔🤔 Where,were you where we where were?


Kanda 4 months ago

Aaaah how can you keep working on an environment were you are underpaid your family not having enough to eat and clothing .why do they go to greener pastures for health care facilities,why do they send their children to study in greener pastures,why do they invest in greener pastures for us you are arrested for externalisation of foreign currency is it not a human right to fair payment and working conditions if not let's revisit the constitution


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ED pfeee 2023 4 months ago

Lets vote for His excellence president of Zimbabwe Ed munangagwa for 2023president.ed pfee 2023.Handei neuwandu hwedu tinovhotera vamunangagwa vakagazira road nemadhamu nezvimwe zvakawanda.Ed pfee 2023.


Tk 4 months ago

Ini will never vote for him

🤨🤨 4 months ago

Vanu vanga fambe mu road vanenzara hre

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

I AM HAPPY THAT ALL 16 RURAL TEACHERS HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON BAIL, 15 ON RTGS 5000 AND 1 ON FREE BAIL.

A FEW WEEKS BACK I APPLAUDED THE COURTS FOR SEEMINGLY TO OPERATE INDEPENDENTLY. THE BAIL OF RTGS 5000 IS AFFORDABLE UNLIKE IN THE OLD DAYS WHERE THEY COULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN BAIL IN THE REGION OF RTGS 10000.

HOWEVER IT HAS BOGGLED MY MIND TO HEAR A WHOLE LEARNED PROSECUTOR ASKING THE COURT TO DENY THE ACCUSED PERSONS BAIL ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE ACCUSED WOULD ABSCOND TO SEEK GREENER PASTURES ABROAD. IT SICKENING BECAUSE SEEKING GREENER PASTURES ABROAD HAS NOT BEEN CRIMINALISED.

I WANT TO THANK PTUZ FOR STANDING IN UNISON WITH THE 16 MEMBERS OF ARTUZ.

SHAME ON YOU OTHER TEACHERS UNIONS FOR NOT STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH ARTUZ MEMBERS.

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
{ THE BUSH LAWYER }


Imwe mbeu 4 months ago

Hunzai Ecocash Number tiise takatovamirira kuti titoita imwe protest vachingobuda 😂


Mr Ndambi 4 months ago

Vanhu havangatadzi kuposester vachipiwa peanuts.peanuts yekuti kubhadhara rent negrocery nesxool fees haikwani.kuzoti kutumira kumusha kk greener pastures bhooo zvekuti kk unochembera utori rombe risina chinhu kana imba chaiyo yekumusha kk.peanuts kk unotokundwa nemahwindi.may the lord be with us and sent a proverbial call Mwari pindirai mutungamirire Zimbabwe and its people.tinoshuvira kuti dai mwari vatibatsira kusvika palevel yesouth africa kubudirira uye kuti vision 2030 ive fullfilled nemi mwari.God bless us god bless zimbabwe and his excellenc president of zimbabwe.


Bright 4 months ago

Mati kuposester chii apo 🖕🖕

The Terraces 4 months ago

So you admit there are greener pastures out there and no one is interested in his job. At least we live in the same world - Thats a start.


MuGrade 2 4 months ago

So the State is comically admitting or acknowledging that the issue is all about PASTURES under than threat to peace kikiki e pastures are no longer green...the teachers can't withstand them anymore...
The State should simply water e pastures...e children are simply asking for bread,why throw to them stones???


Munyah 007 4 months ago

Haaa greener pastures dzichakonzeresa muno


Tk 4 months ago

Kkkk soon kune section yatichakupai inosunga munhu nekumurambidza kubuda muno for girina pasichazi level 4 chaiyo kkÄ· zim inombonakidza

Zodoc Chikaponya 4 months ago

😂😂😂 Im not really interested nenyaya iyi but pakundisetsa manje ndeapa

" The State had argued that if the accused were granted bail, they would flee the country for greener pastures."

So in other words the state is for a fact accepting that they are underpaying these teachers. Kwanzi greener pastures kwete kuti vari wrong but they fear kuti they may go and look for better life outside this country 🤣🤣🤣. Asi ma lawyers anotorova sarcasm handiti



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