By Lerato Ndlovu
Great Zimbabwe University law students did their institution and the country proud after winning the 2019 All Africa International Humanitarian Law competitions, beating some of Africa’s top Universities in Arusha Tanzania.
The competitions which ran from the 16th to the 23rd of November comprised of nine top law institutions from across Africa. These universities included University of Kigali (Rwanda), Uganda Christian University (Uganda), Addis Ababa University (Ethopia), Hawassa University (Ethiopia), University of Juba (South Sudan), University of Uyo (Nigeria), Kabarak University (Kenya) University of Dodoma (Tanzania) and the crowned champions GZU.
Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) law students, Kundiso Charmaine Rusike, Makomborero Muropa and Ashley Muza, had to win the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competition against other Zimbabwean Universities in October so as to stand a chance of representing the country in Tanzania.
The involved Universities were Midlands State University, University of Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University.
The Dean of the GZU Herbert Chitepo Law School, Mr Victor Nkiwane said that the success of his students in national and international competitions is a good reflection of the institution.
“The success of these students in national and international competitions is a good reflection of us as a University and a true reflection of the high quality and standards of mentorship that the students are getting at the Herbert Chitepo Law School”.
In February, the GZU Herbert Chitepo law school took the runner up prize at the African regional rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, and qualified amongst the five universities from all over Africa that were selected to represent the continent at the international rounds of the competition in Oxford, England.
In April, the same law school was placed 19th out of seven hundred law schools from all over the world at the Phillip C Jessup Moot Court Competition and was the only team from Africa to make it into the revered top 32 rankings.
In October, the GZU law school took first and third places at the regional Child Law Moot competition, in the best memorials and overall ranking categories, respectively, which was held in Pretoria, South Africa.