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NUST student convicted & sentenced to 2 weeks in prison with an option of a $50 fine

National University of Science and Technology (Nust) graduate who shouted calling for President Robert Mugabe to provide jobs to the graduates during a graduation ceremony on Friday was yesterday convicted of criminal nuisance on his own plea by a Bulawayo magistrate.

Advance Musoki (23), who was graduating on the day pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Adeline Mbeure. The magistrate convicted and sentenced him to two weeks in prison with an option of a $50 fine.

In mitigation, being represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Lawyer Mehluli Dube, Musoki submitted that he was a first offender and asked the court to balance between the interests of justice and the society. Musoki’s lawyer asked for the court to impose a $10 fine.

More: NewsDay

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