ARTUZ v ZANU PF - Applicants Heads of Argument

1. This application has been brought on an urgent basis seeking an interdict to stop a political party from compelling school children and their teachers from attending its political rallies, causing the closure of schools for their political rallies, and using school property for their political rallies including school premises, busses and furniture. The application comes on the back of a series of recent political rallies by Zimbabwe's ruling party, ZANU PF, in the lead up to the country's 2018 elections at which the actions complained of occurred.
2. ZANU PF's actions are in direct contravention of recommendations given to political parties by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) which conducted an Investigative Report into the same violations of children's and teachers' rights which was published earlier this year and delivered to ZANU PF

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