UZ Students Charged For Spray Painting ‘Free Job Sikhala’ Statements On Walls

Crimes and Courts


Four University of Zimbabwe students were hauled to court on Friday charged with criminal nuisance and malicious damage to property.


They allegedly went on a rampage around the Harare CBD spray painting political statements on government buildings.


The four – Emmanuel Sitima, Comfort Mpofu, Tawanda Watadza and Lionel Madamombe – will be back in court today for bail considerations.

Allegations are that between 14 and 15 May, at night, the group of students and others who are at large, went to the Parliament of Zimbabwe with red and black spray paint cans.


They evaded security details on duty and allegedly spray painted on and defaced the wall of the Parliament of Zimbabwe Building, along Nelson Mandela Avenue.

Their message was calling for the release of Job Sikhala who is in Harare remand prison.


Using the red paint, they allegedly wrote the words, “Free Wiwa”, “Free Job Sikhala”

From there, they proceeded to the High Court, Methodist Church, Harare Magistrates’ Civil court, and Karigamombe Building, inscribing the same statements.

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