Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya ordered Herentals College to pay a $500 fine for littering most parts of Bulawayo with fliers advertising its educational programmes after being convicted on its own plea of guilty to two counts of disorderly littering the environment.
The court heard that on January 23 this year, the college was issued with a ticket of $200 by the Environmental Management Agency (EMA). The ticket was supposed to be paid within seven days but Herentals College failed to comply.
On March 7 this year, the college was issued with another ticket of $300 after committing a similar offence. Ema then took the college to court where the fines were confirmed as a court order. In his plea on behalf of the institution Kudakwashe Remba said they committed the offence out of ignorance.