ZINASU members accused of defacing Courts, Parliament building appear in court

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By Staff Reporter

UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe Students arrested three days ago now face seven counts of malicious damage to property.

The accused are Tawanda Benjamin Watadza, Sitima Emmauel, Comfort Ncekuyenkosi Mpofu and Lionel Madamombe and members of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu).


The quartet appeared in court Friday represented by their lawyer Darlington Marange of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum.

The Harare High Court and Constitutional Court were among buildings that were painted with graffiti by unknown activists demanding the release of jailed MP Job Sikhala.

The State alleges they wrote “Free Job Sikhala” and “Free Wiwa” using spray paint on seven city buildings: the Parliament of Zimbabwe, High Court of Zimbabwe, Trinity Methodist of Zimbabwe, Constitutional Court, Commercial Court, Harare Civil Magistrates Court and Runhare Building