Herentals Group of Colleges fined for littering Bulawayo

THE privately-owned Herentals College has been fined $500 for littering most parts of Bulawayo with fliers advertising its educational programmes.

BY SILAS NKALA

The college, represented by its official Kudakwashe Remba, had been convicted on its own plea of guilty to two counts of disorderly littering the environment.

Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya ordered the institution to pay a fine of $500.

The court heard that on January 23 this year, the college was issued with a ticket of $200 by the Environmental Management Agency (EMA). The ticket was supposed to be paid within seven days but Herentals College failed to comply.

On March 7 this year, the college was issued with another ticket of $300 after committing a similar offence. Ema then took the college to court where the fines were confirmed as a court order.

In his plea on behalf of the institution Remba said they committed the offence out of ignorance.

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1 Comment

  1. His plea of ”ignorance” is rubbish!! EMA has had to at least twice fine the College in Mutare for the same crime. They have no ethics if they litter our towns & cities like this & as ”educators” they should be punished by doing community cleaning. Make the punishment suit the crime. What standard can they have in teaching our youth if this is their own behaviour!

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