The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) said that it’s members are free to take part in a demonstration planned for the 16th of August by the opposition MDC party.
The MDC early this week notified the police of its intention to stage protests over the government’s failure to arrest the ever deteriorating economic situation in the country.
Speaking to NewsDay about the planned demonstration, ZCTU secretary general, Japhet Moyo said:
If they are protesting about issues that we raised, I won’t be surprised that some of our members will be part of the demonstrations.
If they are talking about the same issues ZCTU has been talking about over the years, then I don’t see what will stop them from participating. Those who are interested will go and participate.
Moyo added that his organisation’s modus operandi differs from that of the MDC as the ZCTU uses stay aways at a pressure tool.
He said that since the ZCTU has members from both ZANU PF and the MDC, it will not tell its members to participate in the demonstration.