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Dzvova v Minister of Education, Sports and Culture & others: Supreme Court of Zimbabwe, 2007

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This suit is brought by the parent of a Rastafarian minor. The child of the applicant had been discriminated against in school by the authorities for having dread locks which the school instructed the applicant to get rid of or transfer the child to another school. The applicant contends that the hairstyle of the child is a religious expression for which the child must not be discriminated against or removed from school for. The court held that the child must be reinstated to school and must not be discriminated against based on his religion or hairstyle as it is against his constitutional rights.

Dzvova v Minister of Education, Sports and Culture and Others (91/06) Case No: (91/06) Media Neutral Citation: [2007] ZWSC 26 Judgment Date: 10 October 2007: Judgment No. SC 26/07: Civil Application No. 291/06: Supreme Court of Zimbabwe: Harare, January 25 & October 10,2007: Constitutional Application in terms of Section 24(2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe