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'Teacher Suspended From Work, Salary Frozen For Supporting Chamisa'

'Teacher Suspended From Work, Salary Frozen For Supporting Chamisa'

A teacher at Maumbe Primary School in Hurungwe, Blessing Mandava, has been suspended by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education allegedly for supporting the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC).

Mandava (41) told New Zimbabwe that he believes Ministry of Education officials were ordered to suspend him by ZANU PF as he openly supported CCC and its leader Nelson Chamisa.

He said as a result of the harassment and victimisation he has been subjected to, he suffered a stroke and is now suffering from chronic hypertension. His salary has been frozen since last year.

Speaking to New Zimbabwe on Wednesday, Mandava, who is the CCC interim provincial information and publicity secretary in Hurungwe, said:

l reported for duty on Monday since my suspension had lapsed on Thursday, but surprisingly l was immediately hit with another suspension covering the same period as before but now starting today until June 5, 2022, on the same allegations.

The relentless persecution is evident l am being punished for being a former Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and now CCC member, and proponent for change in the rural community.

Despite producing medical certificates to prove l am suffering ill-health, the headmaster continues to play dumb and chooses to accuse me of deliberately absenting myself, hence the rolling suspensions.

I suffered a mild stroke in 2014 due to the victimisation l endured and now l suffer an acute condition of high blood pressure which is regularly forcing me to get doctorโ€™s help and take medication. I have often been unwell hence cannot work.

He accused Maumbe Primary School headmaster, Gift Bandamakara, and his deputy Jadwell Mugabe of rejecting his plea, on ZANU PF instructions, to be allowed to transfer to a school closer to his homestead.

Mandava said he was transferred without being consulted from Kasimure Primary School, which is near his homestead, to Maumbe in 2013 by then Hurungwe district schools inspector Dzveta. He said:

My current school headmaster is in total disregard of my illness and has ordered me to leave โ€˜his schoolโ€™.

I have applied to be transferred back to Kasimure which is closer to my home but l have been blocked on numerous occasions on pretext there were no vacancies.

As a local resident and homeowner at Kasimure, l have seen teachers come and go, but l am being blocked from working at the station and being with my family.

More: New Zimbabwe


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25 Comments

roba mbira 3ย months ago

siyana ne politics unofira mahara family. yako.yotambura


roba mbira 3ย months ago

siyana ne politics unofira mahara family. yako.yotambura


๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™–๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฏ๐™– 3ย months ago

๐˜ผ ๐™ข๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™—๐™ค๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™—๐™ž๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™™๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™š๐™จ.


๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™–๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฏ๐™– 3ย months ago

๐˜ผ ๐™ข๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™—๐™ค๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™—๐™ž๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™™๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™š๐™จ.


ziSuper reBlue 3ย months ago

sorry teacher


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MAFIRA KUREVA 3ย months ago

BUSH LAWYER. TITAURIRE TINZWE ZVA TEACHER IZVI. INI SE MUNINGINA WAKO NDOZIVA KUTI NDIPO PA CHIKORO PAUKAMBO TICHA CHAIZVO IPOAPA PA MAUMBE.


ANONYMOUS 3ย months ago

Politics, like rugby, has never been a smart game. Ukatema davi raugere, unodonha nedavi rako. Zvirinane kuburuka, wotema hunde, that is if you have enough energy. Mapfumo akapedza kare....JoJo chenjera...!


Jah๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผTsvarie-07 3ย months ago

information and publicity should get paid more than a teacher and should not stress to stroke, am so hurt and don't get the writer right...


Tkt 3ย months ago

@Homo Erectus... I think you are erect

@Zvimbazi....... vasekuru mauya zvakanaka , "I suffered a mild stroke in 2014 due to the victimisation ..." let me assume that all this came after chose KUOMBERA chitsveta ZVIRI MUMAOKO ndipo pandati sekuru akuda kudzoka kubata zvaakambo tsveta nekuti zveaida kutambira zvacho zvaka tsvedza here?

munhu mira panzvimbo imwe, kana wafunga kudya i m bwa wotodya hono yabva muku tanda kana hadzi yabva muku tandwa usazo chema nevamwe nemazvokuda


Homo Erectus 3ย months ago

I think this story is very old or possibly fake.


NEW JOSH NKOMO 3ย months ago

INFORMATION AND PLATFORMS LIKE PINDULA WILL BE THE DOWNFALL OF ZANU

Never before has information about the opposition parties been accessible to everyone ,poor or rich,Over the years ,before the penetration of the internet in zimbabwe the only source of information was the state ram DEADBC and its radios and newspapers which zanu pf used to its full adverntage to spread propaganda ,news about opposition was hardly ever aired..the only time we saw mdc was when it was being critised .Fast forward 2022 ,whatsapps groups,websites,social media sites like twitter,facebook are airing the truth 24/7 back then we would have never knew that zanu is blocking an opposition rally ,gone are the days when zanu used to control the news,reasons range from lack of skilled personnel to block those platforms,their think tank jonathan moyo is in exile,abandonment of DEADBC by the citizen,old guard doesnt realise the power of information
whatever the reasons are,information will be the downfall of zanu,they have never been exposed like this before,citizens know exactly whats happening on the ground

---revolutionery JOSH NKOMO---


Tkt 3ย months ago

I am sorey my dear brother i do feel the pain in you but pakaipa wangu

uno tsvireiko patea isin shuga, zvoti cup yacho haina mubato, iri kupiss ichangobva pamoto nhai?

kana mada zvehu teacher itai huteacher bambo mada game remandimba mosiya huteacher uyu hezvomi makubongomora mega wamaka supporter wacho atori nebag rake imi dololo, saka tichiti musa punda neHEART masports aya imi moti vsnna Tkt havazive chinhu apa vana vaku svuuka nenzara shame on you with a SMALL SORRY mbichanaa


Aratijiyesi 3ย months ago

As a teacher anofanira kuziva kuti politics dzinopisa. Sometimes tinoshaya kind words for him coz akapinda ega achiziva kuti haana mari, ane mhuri and kuti vamwe vake vachamutiza zvaipa so.

Kitsiyatota 3ย months ago

Ngaasapikise bato remaboss ake otherwise anomarma nenzara

Zvimbazi 3ย months ago

ziva pekugomira mzukuru @Tkt . The teacher got kids and noone else is willing to employ him thereafter, since he was diagnosed of stroke

Ndatenda

3ย months ago


๐Ÿ™„ 3ย months ago

Kutoshingirira kuda kuramba uri teacher iwe uri kuparara hutano. Gonzo riri nani rikafira mafufu nekuti kwariri anogutsa ko iwe pamakwati enzungu unofireini.


Elyse 3ย months ago

That is our Bush Lawyer guys.. bare with him,that is only job he has,as we don't pay him for his analysis

Jinx 3ย months ago

Once a person suffers from a stroke, he or she won't be the same again both physically and mentally. To look for work somewhere else becomes a non starter especially if it is strenuous work. He or she will definitely relapse....perhaps that is why he is trying to get back to his makwati e nzungu

Zvimbazi 3ย months ago

ziva pekugomira mzukuru . The teacher got kids and noone else is willing to employ him thereafter, since he was diagnosed of stroke

Ndatenda

Vybz Kartel 3ย months ago

Pakaipa


Zvimbazi 3ย months ago

Bush Lawyer ndi Teacher!


Elyse 3ย months ago

Yep,azvobuda mubepanhau Bush Lawyer kikiki ndiBush Teacher


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