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How Can We Dethrone Mnangagwa Who Has Full Control Of Security Forces - PTUZ

How Can We Dethrone Mnangagwa Who Has Full Control Of Security Forces - PTUZ

The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has said it welcomes the government’s decision to investigate reports that it’s leaders were working with the United Kingdom government to undermne the administration led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The union reiterates that it is unthinkable for them to unseat Mnangagwa who has full control of state institutions including the security forces. PTUZ in recent weeks clashed with government after declaring that its members will not invigilate ZIMSEC examinations that started Monday, if they are not paid alloawances. Pindula News presents a statement issued by PTUZ president Takavafira Zhou:

PTUZ Welcomes Objective Investigations but Condemns False Accusations and Diversionary Tactics

1 December 2021

As PTUZ we welcome govt investigations on teachers’ unions allegedly working in cohorts with the UK to deliver a regime change. This is a rational approach that we believe can unravel the truth if objectively done. Sadly, ZBC and Herald have already found culprits before any investigations are carried out.

As PTUZ we are baffled by such a lackadaisical, warped and vacuous approach. Wouldn’t it have been more prudent to investigate and make informed enunciations rather than the ludicrous hallucination of falsely accusing legitimate union leaders of a crime they have not committed?

ZBC and Herald have not only peddled a tissue of misrepresentation, high sounding nothing but falsehoods of the worst order. How a legitimate teachers’ union can overnight assume powers to change an entrenched totalising hegemonic power with full control of security forces, remains baffling and puzzling.

We posit that this is a diversionary tactic tailor-made to weaken our focus on teachers’ welfare and the establishment of a credible system of education in Zimbabwe.

We want to reiterate that PTUZ is not and will never become an appendage of any political party or govt. It is a labour union with members cutting across the political divide.

We however have no apology for advancing the interests of teachers and defending any gains made. For this reason, we have knocked at every govt door including the office of the President, ED Mnangagwa, petitioning parliamentary portfolio committees over the parlous state of our education system, lack of investment in quality public education, living wage and payment for invigilation of examinations run by a parastatal, Zimsec, among many other things.

This is a struggle that we are prepared to fight for every time, and if need be die for, as it is the basis for the sustainable development of Zimbabwe. We have no regrets for managing the nation’s best assets, viz, pupils, but only call upon those who make decisions to engage in broad consultations and act responsibly, as opposed to educational vandalism and entrenchment of poverty and penury of teachers. Blame us now it doesn’t matter, history will absolve us.


Dr Takavafira M. Zhou, PTUZ President

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Gonzhong 4 months ago

Dr Zhou vanowanza ma voco, kaana hwani chandaponzwa. I lakadhezikali believe kuti pari kutaurwa nezvekuvhurwa kwezvikoro but

Nkust 5 months ago

Undermine ndimwi maticha zvirikunzi chii kuita undermine his administration, ini hangu handisi teacher adi ptuz iyi handiihwi zvainoda, zvikoro zvikavhugwa vano chema mavhurirei zvikoro kune covid zvikavhagwa bcoz of covid yotizve vana nguva yekudxidza ishoma dai mataura nesu, arikunzi nesu apa ndiani chaizvo chaizvo nditume minister wacho kuti ambonohwa kty ptuz inombodei

Ini zvangu 5 months ago

Avhunduka chati kwetere ane katorike. Nhayi ma teacher angaite Regime change ne chalk ne macharts. Madhara eZanu ngavazive kuti hutongi hwavo hwechibhinya nehumbavha ndiwo hunokonzeresa.

S 5 months ago

I propaganda yega yega kuda kumbunyikidza vanhu kuti musataure. Ivo vachidya vachiguta. Tambirisai povo mari inoenderana ne COST OF LIVING YEMU ZIMBABWEANS Simple.

Chapwititi Kestombela 5 months ago

It's plain and simple, if you can't make things right blame sanctions or regime change kkkkkkk. This curse needs to be broken and our history rewritten because most of the called liberation fighters are not leaned enough to run a country. Economics and sound decision making is all we need not these dunderheads who always see an enemy when we see things differently. Mtuli lies a lot, he must step down immediately.

King Kong 5 months ago

Ptuz ikuto onekwa semapoliticians akuda kubvisa ZANU ......

Malcom x 5 months ago

Problem with vanhu vezanu is if Yu disagree with them they rush to say regime change to them it's always politics nhai President munotyei kana muchigonera vanhu asi zvirikurema siyaika basa racho makarovererwa here ipapo


Simon Khaya Moyo SK 5 months ago

aluta continua Dr Takavafira M Zhou. amandla awethu. truly this God forsaken gvt see us as fools. how can be fighting for a better salary be linked with the former colonisers? iye Ed mari yaanotambira imarii. nxaaa ngaape vanhu masalaries akakodzera uyo.

Mdara Odza 5 months ago

Mnangagwa is a fool. How can he allege overthrow plot at the hands of a teachers' union who do not have security guards whilst he has all the security apparatus at his disposal? Mnangagwa must fix teachers' welfare and pay them a living wage

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