Apparently in Zimbabwe it is now a crime to ask your President to provide jobs for the youth and unemployed.
A BULAWAYO magistrate on Monday convicted and fined a National University of Science and Technology (NUST) student, Advance Musoki $50 or two weeks in prison for demanding employment from President Robert Mugabe during the university ‘s graduation ceremony last Friday.
Musoki, who graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Risk Management and Insurance, pleaded guilty to committing criminal nuisance in contravention of Section 46 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform).
According to prosecutors, the 23-year-old student stood up during the graduation ceremony and uttered the words “mabasa ngaadzoke President” three times.
He was immediately whisked away by State security agencies to a private room at the university’s campus where he was severely tortured before being handed over to the police.
In mitigation, Musoki’s lawyer Mehluli Dube from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) pleaded with the court to give Musoki a non-custodial sentence.
“Your worship, the offender is unemployed and has no savings in the bank. He did not waste the court’s time by denying the charges,” said Dube.
So in your country what will happen when you stand up while the President is making a speech and ask him to provide jobs?