Communication 351/2007- Givemore Chari (represented by Gabriel Shumba) v Republic of Zimbabwe Summary of the Complaint: 1. The Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples‟ Rights, (the Secretariat) received this Complaint on 5 November 2007. It is submitted by Gabriel Shumba (the Complainant), representing Givemore Chari (hereinafter referred to as the Victim), against the Republic of Zimbabwe (the Respondent State).1 2. The Complainant states that the Victim is an unemployed male citizen of Zimbabwe who was 27 years old at the time the Complaint was submitted. He states further that in 2005, the Victim was the President of the Student Representative Council (SRC) of the Bindura University in the Mashonaland Province of Zimbabwe, which was highly critical of Government policies on higher education. 3. The Complainant alleges that in October 2005, the Victim was suspended from his studies by the University authorities after leading a peaceful march of students which demanded timely and adequate payouts, as well as their general welfare. According to the Complainant, the Respondent State was involved in the Victim‟s suspension because of the harassment he suffered from the State police responsible for throwing him out of the 1 The Republic of Zimbabwe ratified the African Charter on 30 May 1986, and is consequently a State party to the African Charter. 1

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