Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) Secretary General Raymond Majongwe today dismissed claims by Government that a third hand is behind their demands for better working conditions.
Manjongwe said there is nothing political about their planned national strike. Speaking at a joint press briefing with the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) in Harare today, Majongwe said teachers have no intention to unseat the President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government through protest. Said Majongwe:
There is nothing political about the actions being put across by the workers, there is nothing political. We are not attacking Zanu PF. We are not fighting Zanu PF. What we are we saying is can Zanu PF make sure that they provide work, they provide an enabling environment, they give their workers money, and we do the rest, we teach your children and the country moves forward. That is what all teachers are saying.