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Headmaster Councillor Bullying Teachers | Report

Headmaster Councillor Bullying Teachers | Report

The headmaster of Nyaradza Primary School in Gokwe is still working as a civil servant despite being elected Ward 19 councillor on a ZANU PF ticket.

Enock Chevedza is reportedly bullying teachers and threatening villagers, telling them that they will not receive food aid and agricultural inputs if ZANU PF loses in elections.

Section 200(4) of the Constitution prohibits civil servants from occupying a political office.

Chevedza should have resigned when he was elected councillor in 2018 yet, he is still a school head four years later.

A villager from Ward 19 who refused to be named told NewsDay that Chevedza was using his ZANU PF post to bully teachers. Said the villager:

The Nyaradza Primary School headmaster was elected ward 19 councillor on a ZANU PF ticket.

He is victimising teachers using his political position. Every teacher is now afraid of him, and some are resigning.

Chivedza allegedly uses the school premises as a venue to host ZANU PF rallies and meetings and other party-related events.

Meanwhile, a teacher at the school Timothy Sibanda, who is also the Midlands chairperson for the Educators Union of Zimbabwe blamed Chevedza for the cessation of his salary. Said Sibanda:

I have gone for more than a year without a salary. The councillor is unfairly treating teachers who are not aligned with him.

I had my salary ceased last April after he used his political muscle to block due processes.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president Obert Masaraure said civil servants are supposed to resign as soon as they are elected to a political office. Said Masaraure:

Civil servants are cleared by the Public Service Commission to contest elections and are expected to resign when they secure victory.

Partisan civil servants have a track record of abusing their authority and they have discriminatory tendencies.

Civil servants are allowed to enjoy the right to vote and be voted for but must resign as soon as they secure partisan office.

More: NewsDay


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10 Comments

Rastaman 1 month ago

Many headmasters are ZANU PF,...zvinongozoita problem kana ariku opposition party


Ayatollah of Toxicity 1 month ago

Teacher wangu we Grade 4, paCZM primary, Gokwe, raibatira dhara iri nxaaah


Jabulani 1 month ago

ndicho chikoro chandakadzidza


Da Truth 1 month ago

ko munorwadziwa na headmaster arikupfupfunyura tuma bond ini ndinorwadziwa nemari yeku auction kwe RBZ bcz vana Tagwirei arikusvsvanga Mari yacho yose evernow and then .Ord phumura anema basa mangani haana Kan ruzivo nezve health system . Mechanic in a hospital performing heart surgery procedure Zim politics kkkk Muchongoyo chaiwo kkkkkk🤦🇿🇼🤐


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Chivedza is double dipping in government coffers. He is defrauding government by receiving two salaries from one employer. He has been commiting teach time he received two salaries.


Crying citizen 1 month ago

In fact if we all live in love, we will have no problems at all.


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Crying Citizen 1 month ago

If we learn to love one another, like what Jesus the Christ taught us, we will have less or no problems


The King of Serpents 1 month ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂 'love one another'? That will never ever happen. Humans have no capacity to love one another. We are worse than animals. Hameno kuti takasikwa sei especially vanhu vatema. Why God whhyyyyyyyyyy????😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢😢😢😢😢🤧🤧🤧

Mutadza 1 month ago

PEDs and DSI hold positions in zanupf.


Dr Hercules 1 month ago

if he had been elected on an opposition ticket he d have been forced to resign a long time ago.PED,DSI and other education officials turning a blind eye.Zimbabwe!!



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