Mnangagwa time in power characterised by public service strikes

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Public service strikes have characterised Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first five months in power‚ providing a rallying point for the opposition. While nurses have ended their two-week strike‚ a doctors’ strike has entered its fourth week. And teachers asking for a 100 percent increment are threatening to down tools if their demand is not met. In a statement‚ the teachers say they are planning to march to Mnangagwa’s office on Tuesday. “The economic crisis‚ which also resulted in a biting cash crisis‚ has reduced our salaries to peanuts. Our income…

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Government Neglecting Hwange Women: ZCTU

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) has accused Hwange Colliery Company of neglecting its workers whom they said are facing countless difficulties including defaulting on their loan and housing obligations due to unpaid salaries in excess of $70 million. According to ZCTU President Peter Mutasa, there is a high level of victimization if workers ask for their salaries or anything related to their conditions of service. “The majority of Hwange Colliery workers have now defaulted on contractual payments for residential stands, insurances and other obligations. “Besides that, there is also a…

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MDC-T Head Quarters renamed just after the death of Tsvangirai

THE MDC-T’s headquarters, Harvest House, situated at Number 44 Nelson Mandela Avenue in Harare, will be renamed after the late party leader, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, in honour of his work in the fight for democracy and his astute leadership. Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer in a South African hospital on February 14, was buried at his rural home in Humanikwa village, Buhera on February 20, where thousands of people from across the globe came to pay their last respects. The former mine worker who went on to become Secretary…

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Morgan Tsvangirai: Footprints on the sands of history

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Facts are stubborn. It is trite to state that the story of this country cannot be written without according veneration to the name of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai. For there is no debate he deserves his own space in the national narrative for the significant role he has played in shaping the country’s post-liberation politics. Fate is a capricious woman and the whole journey was never planned, as he often said. It was mother fate that often tended to throw him to the deep end. As he always told me, it…

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‘Footprints in the sands of history’

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Facts are stubborn. It is trite to state that the story of this country cannot be written without according veneration to the name of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai  By Luke Tamborinyoka For there is no debate, he deserves his own space in the national narrative for the significant role he has played in shaping the country’s post-liberation politics. Fate is a capricious woman and the whole journey was never planned, as he often said. It was mother fate that often tended to throw him to the deep end. As he always…

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Civil servants’ sudden switch to President’s Office creates confusion

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On Jan 27, 2018 266 7 There is confusion in government over the status of civil servants after President Emmerson Mnangagwa removed them from the Labour ministry to fall under his office, albeit without consulting them. President Emmerson Mnangagwa Labour and Social Welfare minister Petronella Kagonye yesterday told Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions (ZFTU) representatives at her offices in Harare that government workers were  not under her ministry’s purview anymore. “Initially I thought I represented all workers until I was given the clarification…

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ZCTU wants Tsvangirai as presidential candidate

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By Fungi Kwaramba Zimbabwe’s largest trade union federation is backing ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai to be the opposition’s presidential candidate in the looming elections. Opposition MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai (Picture by NewsDay) Tsvangirai, who is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment in South Africa, has been the face of opposition parties for almost two decades. He is also the leader of the MDC Alliance, a coalition of seven political parties that have also endorsed his candidature in the pending elections. Notwithstanding intense jockeying behind the scenes by his lieutenants to take…

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