Zimbabwe’s main public sector union has backed down from plans for a national strike, citing the volatile situation after security forces cracked down on protestors this month, but teachers will go ahead with a work stoppage.
The Zimbabwe Teachers Union (ZIMTA) and Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe said in a joint statement on Thursday that their more than 55,000 members will not report for duty from next Tuesday, exposing a split between the education sector and the rest of the civil service.
“Our members will be withdrawing their services/labour and will not be reporting for duty with effect from the said date,” the unions said. A ZIMTA official said other smaller teachers’ groups would likely join the strike. Continue reading Zimbabwe’s public sector suspends nationwide planned strike, fear police and military brutality, teachers to down tools
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a visit to Cairo that stability and security cannot be separated from human rights, Trend reports referring to Reuters.
“Stability and durable peace go together with respect for individual dignity and the rule of law, and the search for stability cannot be dissociated from the question of human rights,” Macron said in a joint press conference with Sisi.
Sisi told reporters that rights should be taken in the context of regional turbulence and the fight against terrorism. Continue reading FRENCH PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron Tells Egyptiant Counterpart President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Human Rights And Stability co-exist
Renowned journalist Hopewell Chin’ono said that the police and the military blocked MDC president Nelson Chamisa from getting to the late Oliver Mtukudzi’s homestead on Sunday where the late singer was expected to be buried.
The incident is said to have taken place right in front of the South African Ambassador to Zimbabwe. Writing on microblogging site Twitter today, Chin’ono said: Continue reading Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) president Nelson Chamisa Blocked By Military, Police From Getting To Mtukudzi’s Homestead, Mourners Break Down Gate To Allow Chamisa In
Zimbabwe granted Oliver Mtukudzi national hero status, granting him a status following his death that has been a preserve for ruling party elites and independence veterans. Continue reading ZIMBABWE MUSIC LEGEND Oliver Mtukudzi laid to rest in his home village of Madziva Sunday
Zimbabwe appears headed for another social crisis as authorities have embarked on a widespread operation to destroy illegal structures in urban areas, reminiscent of the 2005 disastrous Operation Murambatsvina which left over 700 000 people homeless. Continue reading Zimbabwe Government deploys army in urban areas in another ‘Murambatsvina’ – ‘street clean-up’