MDC president Nelson Chamisa said that Workers’ Day to Zimbabweans has little meaning as many are either out of work or without work. Chamisa said this in a post on microblogging site, Twitter. He wrote:
Labour day in Zimbabwe. Many are either out of work or without work, almost hopeless and jobless. Only Change can make things happen. Today is the day dedicated to all those who make efforts and never give up. Workers United will never be defeated. I wish I could say happy Workers’ day!
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