Mthwakazi youths trial fails to take off


TWO Mthwakazi Youth Leaders Joint Resolution (MYLJR) activists arrested sometime in June this year by Bulawayo police in connection with a demonstration at a Plumtree school had their case postponed indefinitely last Thursday.


Mqondisi Moyo and Busani Sibindi were arrested by Law and Order police detectives from the Bulawayo Central Police Station at the Bulawayo Tredgold Courts while attending another court case.

The two were being charged for allegedly staging an illegal protest against Zesa’s move to employ 300 people from outside Bulawayo to work at Insukamini Substation early this year.

On Thursday, they were summoned to appear at the Plumtree Magistrates’ Court to answer charges of disorderly behaviour at a public place in connection with a demonstration at Makuzeze Primary School in January.

Moyo and Sibindi’s lawyer Dumisani Dube on Friday confirmed that the case failed to start.

“The case was postponed indefinitely and they were advised that they would be called if the courts received their records,” Dube said.

Allegations against Moyo and Sibindi are that sometime in January this year they behaved disorderly and caused hatred towards some teachers at Makuzeze Primary School by influencing parents to protest against them and demand their ouster.

Over 90 villagers in Mangwe district reportedly stormed the institution on the day demanding the transfer of the acting headmistress Victoria Pasipanodya whom they accused of maladministration.

The villagers supported by MYLJR activists, complained over alleged maladministration of the school and unfair transfer of other three teachers for allegedly “undermining the authority” of the acting headmistress.