ARTUZ Files For Bail Pending Appeal For Convicted Rural Teacher
31 December 2020
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By A Correspondent| Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) has successfully applied for bail pending appeal for the incarcerated widowed teacher Sheila Chisirimunhu who was jailed 16 months for protesting against poor salaries.

ARTUZ said they struggled to get the court record which enables them to apply for bail.

“It was a struggle to get record at Masvingo magistrates court. Martin Mureri of @ZLHRLawyers had to put up a fight. Finally we managed to apply for bail pending appeal at the High Court. We remain hopeful that #FeeSheila will be freed!! We wont report for duty until she is free,” said ARTUZ.

There has been increased noise over her detention which many felt was politically motivated as her crime did not warrant a jail sentence.