MSU debate team shines


Midlands State University (MSU) debate team put a stunning performance, getting second place at the recently-held Pan-African University Debate Championships in Limpopo, South Africa, last week.


The MSU team was second in the competition from eight countries with a total of  about 120 speakers.

Samuel Muleya, who is part of the MSU team, scooped an award for being the second best public speaker in Africa.

MSU, passionately known as the Great Debaters, were the only team from Zimbabwe to make it into the top 32. Countries that participated in the debate included South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Ghana.

MSU alongside the University of Zimbabwe and Lupane State University will be representing the country in the World University Debate Championships that will be held in Malaysia from December 22 up to January 4.

In an interview, MSU president of the debate society, Chelesani Ndlovu, said they achieved their position on the basis of relevance to the motions and team synergies.