OUR LEGAL STATUS
Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) shall be established as a universitas with a legal personality separate from that of its membership. As such, ZINASU shall have perpetual succession and the capacity to do all things that a universitas is capable of doing, provided that such actions are compatible with this constitution and the ideals for which ZINASU stands.
The legal status of ZINASU as a universitas shall grant it the power to undertake legal proceedings and enter into contracts in its own name. ZINASU shall be authorized to own property, including movable and immovable property, and to dispose of such property as it deems fit.
ZINASU shall be governed by this constitution and any other relevant laws and regulations. The membership of ZINASU shall be open to all bona fide students of Zimbabwean universities and other higher education institutions who subscribe to the ideals and objectives of the union.
The affairs of ZINASU shall be managed by a democratically elected executive committee, which shall be responsible for implementing the policies and programs of the union. The executive committee shall consult with and be accountable to the membership of ZINASU.
ZINASU shall be committed to upholding the principles of democracy, social justice, and human rights. The union shall use all lawful means at its disposal to promote the interests and welfare of its membership and to advance the cause of education and social justice in Zimbabwe.
THEREFORE, the legal status of ZINASU as a universitas with a separate legal personality from its membership provides a solid foundation for the union to pursue its objectives and to promote the interests of its membership. ZINASU shall continue to operate within the confines of its constitution and applicable laws and regulations, while striving to uphold the ideals and principles for which it stands.