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Teachers in fresh strike threat

Teachers in fresh strike threat. We are not in the correct frame of mind teachers in fresh strike threat. Represented by the unions ZIMTA, PTUZ and ARTUZ, the teachers said the situation at hand is critical Teachers have said they don’t see schools opening in 2 weeks time because they are incapacitated, the Daily News reports.

Our schools will not be opening in January. Parents are failing to secure learning materials for their kids, learners are psychologically not ready and teachers have been rendered severely incapacitated. No teaching and learning is feasible under these unfortunate circumstances – ARTUZ’s Obert Masaraure

This is the same salary expected to have taken them through the Christmas and New Year holidays and take them back to school. If this is not slave wages, nothing can ever be. ZIMTA’s Tapson Sibanda.

Teachers are not in the correct frame of mind and learners are in an equal predicament. Their parents are facing serious challenges and it is impossible for anybody to imagine a situation where school is going to open and normalcy becomes the order of the day. I see it next to impossible for the term to start in January … the situation on the ground makes it impossible for anybody to talk of schools reopening this term- PTUZ’s Raymond Majongwe.

The government had promised civil servants a festive season cushioning allowance and reneged on their promise in the 11th hour.

Source – Pindula News

In other news – 2 mansions, luxury cars owned by Mary Chiwenga discovered in SA

2 mansions, luxury cars owned by Mary Chiwenga discovered in SA. This emerged in the High Court yesterday during Mubaiwa’s bail appeal in the matter in which she is facing foreign currency externalisation, money laundering and fraud charges. The State has identified two mansions and luxury cars owned in South Africa by the estranged wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Mary Mubaiwa.

Mary

The bail appeal was brought before Justice Pisirayi Kwenda, who also heard Mubaiwa’s bail application on attempted murder charges. Challenging Harare magistrate Mr Chrispen Mberewere’s decision to deny her bail, Mubaiwa’s lawyer Sylvester Hashiti said the State would have no problems extraditing her from South Africa in the event that she…continue reading.

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