Zimbabwean teachers are reportedly being cheated by their representative organisations who are taking advantage of the current economic crises. Teachers’ associations have been accused of fleecing their clients through bogus housing schemes.
A Herald article notes that ZIMTA is one of the associations that is cheating its clients. Part of the article reads:
But these intelligent men and women are being cheated by labour organisation that purport to lead them.
News within our earshot is that the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (ZIMTA), has joined the legion of bogus organisations that have milked teachers dry in the past. After being duped by bogus organisations, e.g. non-existent Africa Home, the teachers sought solace and protection from ZIMTA. But we gather, it has become a tale of from the frying pan into the fire.
Despite monthly contributions that sustain the organisation, with its leadership earning salaries that are too good to be true, the same organisation is fleecing the workers it is supposed to protect, through fake housing schemes. By the way, how much does ZIMTA chief executive Sifiso Ndlovu earn?
ZIMTA is reported to have allocated a group of teachers some stands in Thornicroft, Kuwadzana Phase Two, Stoneridge and Budiriro in Harare which have owners already. It is reported that the association continues to deduct money from teachers’ salaries for non-existent stands.
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