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:
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.