1 HMA 36-18 HC 263/18 AMALGAMATED RURAL TEACHERS UNION OF ZIMBABWE and OBERT MASARAURE versus ZIMBABWE AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION [PATRIOTIC FRONT] and MINISTER OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE MAFUSIREJ HARARE, 25 & 28 June 2018 Urgent chamber application Mr D. Co/tart, for the applicants Mr N. Mushangwe, for the first respondent Mr T. Undenge, for the second respondent MAFUSIREJ [1] The first respondent is the ruling patty in Zimbabwe. The second respondent is a minister of government in charge of primary and secondary education. He is a member of the first respondent. The matter before me was an urgent chamber application by the applicants for an interdict against the respondents. The first applicant is a trade union of primary and secondary school teachers in rural Zimbabwe. It is duly registered. It has corporat>' personality, capable of suing and being sued in its own name. The second applicant is a teacher. He is the current president of the first applicant. The interdict was sought to restrain the respondents from certain activities that the applicants considered harmful to themselves and the school children under their care. These activities included: • coercing school children to attend and participate in political rallies or other activities of the first respondent; • causing the closure of schools to accommodate the first respondent's political activities; • compelling teachers to attend the first respondent's political rallies; • compelling teachers to wear the first respondent's patty regalia, and to prepare performances for school children to deliver at its rallies;

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