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ZCTU Will Resist One-party State And Capture - Mutasa

ZCTU Will Resist One-party State And Capture - Mutasa

Former Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa said that the organisation will continue to resist capture by the ZANU PF-led government and the creation of a one-party state.

Mutasa was defeated by his deputy, Florence Taruvinga, a technician with the state-owned power utility Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), who garnered 73 votes against his 59 in recent elections held under controversial circumstances.

In a Twitter thread this Monday, Mutasa said he led the ZCTU during a difficult period under a military junta, in reference to the current government led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa which first came to power on the back of a military coup in November 2017.

Mutasa said it was not a surprise to him that the ruling ZANU PF party and presidential spokesperson George Charamba have been using their Twitter pages to denigrate him and celebrate his defeat. He wrote:

It has been an honour leading the trade union movement Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions during a difficult period under a military junta.

We learnt a lot, enjoyed a lot and sacrificed a lot attempting to change the lives of workers of Zimbabwe. Thank you workers of Zimbabwe for this great honour.

In line with our trade union culture and tradition, l am retired through a democratic process. I congratulated and wished the new leaders well.

I am not surprised by the joy and open denigration from @zanupf_patriots, @Jamwanda2 and other @ZANUPF_Official supporters.

@ZANUPF_Official doesn’t believe in democracy and regards all political contests as do or die events. This is why we have a serious political crisis in Zimbabwe.

Elections determine who leads and there is nothing embarrassing in not being successful in an election.

The new leadership has a big task representing workers under a failed state. I pledge my support & guidance.

The biggest danger we face is capture by a ruling party @ZANUPF_Official that aims to create a one-party state.

@ZctuZimbabwe will always resist this despite who is leading.

Through our empowerment programs, we managed to groom a lot of young cadres.

This has resulted in the election of the first female President @FlorenceTaruvi1 and young leadership. This renewal may be good for the organisation.

We give the new leaders a chance and support.

Thank you workers of Zimbabwe.

The struggle continues & hopefully we will attain freedom in our lifetime.

We have to continue fighting against a repressive state and free ourselves from #dictatorship.

We must fight against #neoliberalism & #austerity which have put us in misery.

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6 Comments

jombo 9 months ago

Ndovanhu vatoda vano accepter defeat


Coming soon 9 months ago

Zvinhu zvika pembererwa ne Zanu pf uuuuuuuuuiiii help me ndiriku Rasika ipapo kwanzi this is it kuno vamwe varikuti kurambidzwa kwe Union yema teacher pane zvaida kuitwa bcz ma teacher haadi Zanu pf tazviramba makadzingirei ma Union representative edu ipapo uuuuu Mai Ava Mai Ava Mai Ava ini 🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐


Nyamuteyi Takateya 9 months ago

Uri ryt ryt here wewe jon'osi redhimoni

ngwene 9 months ago

Wagona watanga nyaya yako nekuti uri kurasika

chibaba 9 months ago

Anopinda hake mukomana soon


MuGrade 2 9 months ago

A good loser



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