NUST STUDENT GRANTED BAIL newsdzeZimbabweNewsdzeZimbabwe

NUST STUDENT GRANTED BAIL newsdzeZimbabweNewsdzeZimbabwe

A National University of Science and Technology (Nust) student who allegedly posted a provocative tribal comment on his page

Tanaka Ryan Zisso (24), a final year civil and water engineering student who resides in the old student accommodation complex in Selborne Park, appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Mr Maxwell Ncube on Tuesday on charges of insulting people of a particular race. He has been remanded in custody and the case will continue through summons.

Ziso is represented by Mr. Tinashe Tashaya of Sengweni Legal Service.

During the trial, Ms Dorcas Maphosa said on March 13 this year at about 8.11pm, Zissou allegedly posted a message on his X (formerly Twitter) page using the handle “Chitungwiza Royal Priest @iamryantanaka.”

The court heard what he allegedly expressed in this post Insulting sentiments against the Ndebele people. The next day, around 2 p.m., the accused posted another message that intensified the already escalating tensions.

“Printed copies of the contents of the accused’s posts may be submitted to the court as evidence.

“The accused has no right to spread sentiments that could offend people of a particular race, tribe or indigenous place,” Ms Maphosa said. Chronicle

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