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Suspension Of Striking Teachers By Govt Is Illegal - Madhuku

Suspension Of Striking Teachers By Govt Is Illegal - Madhuku

National Constitutional Assembly leader, Professor Lovemore Madhuku, said that the decision by the Government to suspend striking teachers is illegal.

This comes after Primary and Secondary Education Minister Evelyn Ndlovu on Thursday announced the suspension of all teachers who failed to report for duty when schools opened on Monday.

Prof Madhuku said the Minister does not have the authority to suspend teachers because they are employees of the Public Service Commission (PSC). Wrote Madhuku on Twitter:

Teachers cannot be suspended from work by a Govt Minister: they are employed by the PSC.

Even the PSC itself has no power whatsoever to effect a blanket and mass suspension.

The purported suspensions are unacceptable. Govt must dialogue with teachers’ unions and address issues.

Harare lawyer and Citizens Convergence for Change (CCC) spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere, also condemned the suspension of teachers. She said:

This is patently unlawful & betrays the failure of the regime to negotiate with teachers in good faith. You know full well that teachers are incapacitated.

You made an offer to them just yesterday now you turn around to intimidate? Pay teachers a living wage. End of story.

You don’t suspend an employee through a press statement. You have to indicate the nature of the charge they are facing.

You cannot bully employees who are acting within the confines of the law. Is it a crime to be incapacitated? Do better.

In fact, those purported suspensions are a nullity. They are of no force or effect. Such cheap intimidatory tactics demonstrate the regime’s disdain for workers.

The Public Service is regulated by the Constitution. That @MoPSEZim memo is illegal.

In a statement, Ndlovu said that all the striking teachers will be suspended for three months without pay. The statement read:

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to inform the Nation and its valued stakeholders that all officials within the Ministry who absented themselves from duty since the official opening of schools on 7 February 2022 have been suspended without pay forthwith, for a period of three months.

During this period of suspension, members are not to hinder or interfere with any investigation or evidence relating to the alleged misconduct.

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35 Comments

Neverson Mabuto 3 months ago

Varume chimbopaivo vamwe mukana takaikonewa nyika iyi chamisa ngaambozamao nepandogona napo


ZANU MAN 3 months ago

Aaaaaa pamberi ne Zanu

patriotic 3 months ago

chembere dze ZANU PF nembanje dzakazonzi dzirimwe idzi 😂 dzinenge dzakarohwa zvadzo nechamba


Change gedhi 3 months ago

Ndaimbotsigira zanu only to realise kuti dzingori nhema after nhema,,,2023 ini ne team rangu takutoti Mukomana Ngaapinde Hake zviri nani


Sponono 3 months ago

Pamberi ne zanu pf


Muchena Washe 3 months ago

Imagine , as a parent , u paid $90 000 last week . The teachers don't turn up to teach your children because they can't afford the same fees . Kkkkkk, the gvt suspends the teachers for 3 months , which is currently the whole term and another month. Zvikoro zvovharwa mwana asina kudzidza . Next term u pay $110 000 , the same cycle goes on again. 😏😏😏 the gvt has no respect for citizens.
It's not right they should admit kuti they have failed


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Muchena Washe 3 months ago

Imagine , as a parent , u paid $90 000 last week . The teachers don't turn up to teach your children because they can't afford the same fees . Kkkkkk, the gvt suspends the teachers for 3 months , which is currently the whole term and another month. Zvikoro zvovharwa mwana asina kudzidza . Next term u pay $110 000 , the same cycle goes on again. 😏😏😏 the gvt has no respect for citizens.


Dhuterere 3 months ago

The money that they are wasting giving to Douglas Mwonzora let them give that money to gvt workers its far much better. Douglas neZimta zvakangofanana useless sellouts....


Chapwititi Kestombela 3 months ago

There is no law that says a minister can suspend government employees seconded to PSC!!! THIS IS AN OWN GOAL TO THR NEW DECEPTION 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
READ THE PAWS TO UNDERSTAND AND STOP THESE UNILATERAL KANGAROO DECISIONS. Rimwe gore riya rakadzinga all nurses 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 PURE NONSENSE AND IGNORANT OF THR COUNTRY'S LAWS


Nimbo 3 months ago

Chamisa ngaakangamwe zvake. Mu office hamupindi dunununu rakadaro. Kudzidza hazvirevi kungwara, wazvihwa? ED haanakupinda via elections so you say. Why then do you day dream and hope he will be voted out come 2023.L know the reason why, it's because uri dunununu wazvihwa here iwe?


Mupinduri 3 months ago

Even ED asina kuponda by election akapinda by force but humabo hunodawo kudanha nedenga chakaita chii new despansention
Kutowedzera huwandu hwepovety nhasi chikoro chiripi

CHAMISA 3 months ago

😭

Makelanwi 3 months ago

Ndanga ndiri die hard supporter weZANU,but Minister vadosera apa.Better ndingobatwawo neYellow fever.


Ginious 3 months ago

Minister akushoresa bato.mmmmm.

Truth 3 months ago

Granny in the office
Doing a little thinking
Along comes an idea
To push the teachers out
Oh say unions that's not fair
Oh says the granny l don't care.
kwaaaaa preschool rhyme 😅😅


🙄 3 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Ntaba 3 months ago

This gvt of ours hah!


Rugare 3 months ago

Chembere iyo ngaibude muOffice. How can they employ someone who is above 65years. We want young people who are energetic and innovative. OUUUT IN THE NAME OF OLD AGE. Ngaapinde zvake mkomana


Chihwà 3 months ago

this move was stupid and will have a domino effect they wont even live to regret


Sponono 3 months ago

Pamberi ne zanu pf pasi na ccc


3 months ago


Executioner 3 months ago

Chinyika chaora ichi


Gudo 3 months ago

Vana vakutorora nekurorwa nekutadza kuenda kuchikoro ndokutadza kutonga chamisa ngapinde zvake 🖐️🖐️🖐️ mateacher ndokushandira mahara kubasa musaende kusvika mari yabuda


Sponono 3 months ago

Nyc move minister tipei mabasa isu tiri kumba timboshanda takapedza college


patriotic 3 months ago

Thug boys 3 months ago

The End is near


Herd Immunity 3 months ago

I think it is now clear that covid was not the real reason schools were being closed. It was merely an excuse and weapon deployed some.


The usual 3 months ago

What do we derive from this?, to me it's indicative that a new dispensation does not mean change, things might get worse. These same teachers with their us$540 salaries demanded that Mugabe be ousted sighting for better change but things have indicated otherwise. Now the least they require is the restoration of the same amount by the previous government they were complicit in chucking out. So the moral of this excerpt is that new does not mean change.


Skillaman 3 months ago

Fact @The usual

Gaffer ✪ω✪ 3 months ago

Don't worry. Hapana chisingaperi God told me. It shall be history. Zimbabwe will rise up again!!!.

Dimond k


3 months ago


Fman 3 months ago

Yes truly teachers are not going back with their tools down system

That lady minister was it not yesterday when she signed a contract in front of mnangagwa but today she has failed let her be suspended for three months titsvakewo umwe


263 3 months ago

thank you Evelyn ndlovu you are an agent of change.Suspend more. Hahaha you indeed signed a performance based contract


Fman 3 months ago

Heyi mhani une mwana here iwe don't you know how hard it is to be a candidate this year there is the issue of cala which needs teacher's assistant then you ,you are supporting thugs and hooligans

Unobhowa iweeeeeeee you don't have a magnanimous heart you are just an unexisting thing

Moses Makusha 3 months ago

The future of our children is doomed it was convid19 at first now the government itself



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