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Shutdown 9 May: Are You Happy With Slave Wages? Stay At Home - Peter Mutasa

Shutdown 9 May: Are You Happy With Slave Wages? Stay At Home  - Peter Mutasa

The former President of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), Peter Mutasa has urged Zimbabweans to stay home on the 9th of May in solidarity with the shutdown planned to express frustration over the poor salaries and state of affairs in general.

The Zimbabwean economy has been going South for the past two years with authorities blaming the trend on a number of issues including COVID-19, sanctions, corruption, and the “country’s enemies” who have allegedly been sabotaging the economy.

University Students, led by ZINASU, nurses and teachers have announced that they will be participating in the shutdown.

Students say they can no longer afford fees after recent hikes while workers are protesting against poor salaries and working conditions. In a Twitter post, Mutasa said workers must stay home on Monday next week. He said:

To all Workers of Zimbabwe Are you happy with the slave wages? Remember #ShutdownZimbabwe 9 May 2022 Stay at Home to avoid walking back home Drivers are staying away too.

The government has since pleaded with students not to participate in the protests saying fee hikes were necessary considering the soaring inflation.

Information secretary, Nick Mangwana recently said the government was seized with challenges affecting the general populace.

He promised a solution to transport challenges that worsened in recent weeks amid reports that the owners of ZUPCO-affiliated commuter omnibuses (Kombis) were withdrawing their vehicles over delays in payment of what’s due to them.

The government has been at loggerheads with its workers since 2019 over salaries with employees saying they were now incapacitated to report for work.

Previously, the government responded to shutdowns and protests by shutting down the internet and deploying security officers who terrorised citizens in their homes.

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42 Comments

Mngwagwa 1 week ago

Shut down 🤔🤔🤔


Tally bee 1 week ago

No violence plizz isu atisisu tirikuku horesai so plizz musaluta ahhh,😡😡

Asalif 1 week ago

are you not pushing everyone to address your grievance to government . I think it's high time All government workers down tools at once hamunzwisisani ndo problem


badman 1 week ago

dai vatinzwira tsitsi tirikutambura


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Maparamuro 1 week ago

When the time is ripe people will need need a call from anyone they will just stay at home.
Kumabasa ikoko ndiko kune ma side hustles arikuraramisa vanhu.
Mapurisa are living on bribes they are getting from criminals, vekwa registrar are getting bribes to process birth certificates and IDs even death certificates, those in hospitals and clinics are selling the medication kuti vararame. It's the order of the day everywhere mukati vagare kumba mari iyoyo vanozoiwana kupi


ddt 1 week ago

so vasirikushanda unoti mari yekurarama vanoiwana kup

tallman 1 week ago

itai mega shutdown yenyu ini ndoenda kubasa


opt 1 week ago

😂Zanu yauraya nyika


opt 1 week ago

**** Zanu


opt 1 week ago

**** Zanu


Mr Scott 1 week ago

shutdown bhoo zvekuti,hapana chekunyengerera apa chero ari pamacontracts anohora marii vashandirwi vanongoteedzera payment rate yegvt saka hapana hapana,chero anongwavha ngwavha anotenga kana kukupa basa ndiani munhu wese achingochema pay isipo, SHUTDOWN ZIMBABWE BUT DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER TO VOTE.


choranganwa 1 week ago

nyika inotongwa naMutirowafanza what do you expect


Zerere 1 week ago

It's a gvt thing that dangerous drugs continue to enter our country unhindered such that most youths who are a potential threat to them will spent their time drunk and won't think of disposing them. Musombo waisungisa kana kuputa mbanje pachena . Vakazvigarira pasi Vakati regai Vana vaswere vakadhakwa zvavo vasatinetse . Munoti madrug lords havaazive here kana mumaGhoshto . Sei vasingasungwe . Pacherechedzei kubva nhasi.


Comrade Ed Mnangagwa 1 week ago

Okay Itai shutdown yenyu ndineshamhu yenyu inemunyu yandakaugadzirirai...just try it i,m going to bring you level 1 lockdown which is going to start 10 May 2022 to 10 August 2022.


Mukanga petter 1 week ago

Ummmm kana mabvuma bvaaa zvakanakai toita heduuu

Ankol G 1 week ago

Ini handizviurayi chero ndikabatwa kuti ndakarara nevakadzi 6 vevanhu ndinototangira ipapo kuita plan....ungazviuraira mari nhai!


Moses Marukutira Muvungani 2 weeks ago

*Masvingo Teacher man took his life after Zim gave him 27 000 RTGS as Retirement Package*

gett[5/3, 6:22 AM] +: MaCdes ndati ndikuzivisei kuti vaMakasi vawanikwa vakazvisungirira mugomo kumaTank uko
[5/3, 6:22 AM] +: This man was heavily depressed. He served for over 20 years and retired last year only to be given 27 000 bond as pension. The system cheated him and he wasnt prepared.
[5/3, 6:22 AM] +: He was a teacher paMucheke high Masvingo
[5/3, 6:22 AM] +: It's painful


Ndini Ndadaroo 2 weeks ago

can't wait to beat ma CCC supporters. Itai musindo muone kuti this is Zimbabwe not Zambia!!! Mutasa uyu his day is cmng. Akufarisa apa


Peter Mutasa 1 week ago

Wangu wakufarisa munoda change munyika asi hamudi kuisa change ndopamunoona kuti makapusa

felly 1 week ago

where wud u get the ccc from
they will be home
if u invade them in their homs u will b charged for unlawful entry & public violence

🇿🇼 2 weeks ago

itai shutdown mega,ini ndoenda kugraft


Sir Zimbabwe 1 week ago

@🇿🇼 handiti iwewe unotengesa mugoti here so ita basa rako iwe

The Boy Who Saw 🛸 UFOs 2 weeks ago

Dzangova nharo hedu, but next day we will be back to reality..


Bonzo 2 weeks ago

Nyika yawondongwa nemhondi idzi vedzimotokari vese shutdown pliz


🙄 2 weeks ago

MaZimba here haasati anyatsotambura. Ipapa you will see the majority of workers going to work. And the organisers will, afterwards, be victimised. Many people are "used" to suffering and being abused in Zimbabwe. l think it will take things to get worse than they are now to wake the general Zimbabwean up.


mevy 1 week ago

this is a well calculated move wambaaa
peter had set up his lawyers for that
these are fundi ppl they are not jack and jill
they know the regime will send police who will abduct them and disappear for 2days,and it will be harsh tage reliece Peter Mutasa
it will be all over media houses as missing Peter Mutase from being abducted for inciting civil shutdown of citizens
Peter wud be dumped near road side and they will pick him up and charge his ofor inciting silent hime protest
ndiko kurikuenda nyaya
america yoti will never remove sanctiions coz u are arresting and prosecuting civil groups for exercising their rights which is enshrined in the constitution

Mambo 2 weeks ago

Shutdown yenyu haishande iyo cz muZim hamuna ka vanhu vanoshanda formerly hobho vacho vanongwavha ngwavha saka ukarega kunongwavha hapana anoitawo basa nazvo.


tongwai 2 weeks ago

and varipamabasa akawanda ma contract unowana pava ne replacement paunopedza shutdwn yako

Gokwe Line 2 weeks ago

shutdown Zimbabwe 2022, this junta gvt must go. Ini ndaiende kubasa on mondae


Youth 2 weeks ago

ma Getto yut akupera muchiwona honai.....😭😭say no to drugs.....


Chawabvunza 2 weeks ago

I support Mr Peter MUTASA. People should embark on their constitutional right on Monday without fear or favour. Where does this government think people will get the mioney from if they refuse to increase salaries. As for students, the hikes in fees may be justified, but where will the money come from ? This is simple reasoning. To feed a family of 6 people now one needs 100 000 RTGS. Where does that money come from if his salary is a pultry 14 000 rtgs ?. They should not be intimidated by threats coming from high offices.

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 weeks ago

Some companies are shut down already, it wont have impact...


mafirakureva 1 week ago

It is the message to the ruling elite that matters. Not that the #ShutdownZimbabwe will produce tangible change.

Change will come in 2023, but for now send the message to ED Shweeee that things are not right

Boss Reda 2 weeks ago

Yaa this idea is good but this country is ruled by the junta's nothing changed , looting shops police get busy


263 2 weeks ago

Dai aizoshanda maShutdown acho better


ZIVA ZVAKO 2 weeks ago

Musade kutishandisa, kubasa toenda, a Aiwa ngaabude


nick mangwana 1 week ago

kubasa kupi kwamunoenda kunopihwa 20ks rtgs or 79usd ndiko kwaunoti kubasa ikoko,apa uchiswera paPindula nhamo yemhuno kushaya lid

Dr Loot 2 weeks ago

Ma Looters hokoyo


Pfuuu 2 weeks ago

Dont loot our shops priz


I hate Zanu PF with Passion 2 weeks ago

SHUTDOWN ZIMBABWE


Machiavelli 2 weeks ago

If you are unhappy with paying ZW$500 for a loaf of bread,
#ShutdownZimbabwe on 9 May

If you are unhappy with queueing for ZUPCO for 3 hours,
#ShutdownZimbabwe on May 9

If you are unhappy with 300% annual inflation,
#ShutdownZimbabwe on 9 May

If you are unhappy with Corruption
#shutdownZimbabwe on 9 May

If you are unhappy with low wages that can't look after your families,
#ShutdownZimbabwe on May 9

If you are fed-up with ZANU,
#ShutdownZimbabwe on 9 May


😶 2 weeks ago

😶


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