Teachers petitions UN and SADC

Raymond_MajongweHarare - The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe on Tuesday sent a security alert to the inclusive government SADC facilitator, Jacob Zuma, UN special rapporteur on Right to Education the Intentional Labour Organisation and Education International over the continued political victimisation of its members. (Pictu

The Organisation’s Secretary General Raymond Majongwe told reporters in Harare after a land mark ruling by the labour court on the six Rushinga teachers who were forced to vacate their work places last month. Majongwe said because the government had ignored for a ,long time to act on reported cases of teachers who were victimised by ZANU-PF they had this time decided to appeal to the international community.

As PTUZ we have today raised a secuurity alert on teachers with SADC through Honorable facilitator Jacob Zuma,UN special rapporteur on the Right to Education,ILO and Education International. We hold fears that the intelligence officers in Rushinga are baying for the blood of the teachers,said Majongwe.

He said it had come to PTUZ’s attention that there was ethnic hatred in the area being insinuated by a ZANU-PF headman by the name Mupezani who had declared to eradicate Karanga teachers through politically victimising them. Majongwe said the six teachers who were forced to leave Gwangwava Primary school last month by school head Luckson Chidhidhi, District Education Officer Beauty Gasa with the help of villagers,were on Tuesday going to return to the same school as pronounced by the labour court last Friday.

The six affected teachers who were being represented by labour law experts Matsikidze and Mucheche and won their case are Julius Mawarire,Tinashe Mavurayi,Talent Muchakazi,Angela Zanza,Silibaziso Mawire and Maphios Chisora. According to a court ruling presented by labour court in favour of the teachers the school head and the Education Oofficer are directed to let the teachers assume their duties at Gwangwava Primary School with immediate self-knowledge

The decision to transfer the said teachers without their notice and their knowledge and consent is hereby set aside. The respondents are hereby ordered to allow the teachersto execute their teaching duties at Gwangwava primary school without victimisation threats. The respondents shall follow the appropriate ;procedure in transferring the said teachers on notice and invite their inputs to the transfer and allow those who elect to be transferred to choose stations to be transferred to,read the labour court judgement.

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