The Midlands State University(MSU) Moot court team put up a spirited performance in the preliminary round of the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competitions that were held at the University on the 16th of September. The team finished in 2nd place behind the team from Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) in the round robin tournament and therefore, secured a place in the finals of the National International Humanitarian Law moot court competition to be held at the High Court of Zimbabwe in Harare on the 14th of October. The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) finished as second runners up..
Midlands State University’s moot court team comprising three participants namely Zwelithini Xaba, Letash Nyathi and Conrad Nyathi is expected to bounce back at the finals in Harare as they are the defending champions. The team will pit their wits against first time finalists, Great Zimbabwe University in the finals of the annual competition that is sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The annual moot court competitions are an initiative driven by the ICRC to give law students an understanding and appreciation of the principles of International Humanitarian Law by presenting arguments in hypothetical cases around IHL. Midlands State University are the defending champions, having defeated the University of Zimbabwe in 2015.