The Minister of Labour, Sekai Nzenza, “snubbed” May Day commemorations as she failed to attend the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU)’s Workers’ Day main celebrations in Harare on Wednesday even though she was invited.
The Minister was represented by the Ministry’s principal director Langton Ngorima who was reportedly booed off stage as he delivered Minister Nzenza’s speech.
Nzenza earlier in the day told journalists that she could not attend the Workers’ Day celebrations as she was set to accompany President Emmerson Mnangagwa to Chipinge for a meeting with chiefs. Said Nzenza:
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Today I would have attended but I am on my way to Chipinge, we are preparing to meet chiefs tomorrow.
The ZCTU had also invited ZANU PF party officials as well as the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T but they all failed to attend.
The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC sent its deputy Elias Mudzuri, party deputy national chair Tendai Biti, Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba and spokesperson Jacob Mafume.
This year’s commemorations were held at Dzivaresekwa Stadium in Dzivaresekwa suburb, Harare.
Sekai Nzenza is the current Minister of Industry and Commerce in the Government of Zimbabwe. She is also a writer and an international development consultant specialising in NGO accountability, health, microenterprise and human rights. She was born in rural Zimbabwe and trained as a nurse... Read More About Sekai Nzenza
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions is the country's biggest worker representative with most of its members in different sectors of industry in Zimbabwe. It has special interests in labour activism and this has resulted in it being linked to opposition political parties particularly the... Read More About Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions