Vice-Chancellor, University of Zimbabwe v Mutasah 1993 (1) ZLR 162 (S)

McNally JA:

Three students at the University of Zimbabwe were expelled by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Student Disciplinary Committee. These expulsions were then ratified by the University Council.

Held, obiter, that while it remained to be decided whether a provision purporting to remove the right to legal representation before a disciplinary hearing violates 18(9) of the Constitution, there was much to be said for the view that where an individual's career is at stake before a tribunal he may be entitled as of right, by reason of natural justice, to legal representation if he so wishes.

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