Teachers tell Tsvangirai they are expected to teach computers at schools without electricity

Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai today said teachers in Mberengwa told him that they are expected to teach computers at schools that do not have electricity.

The teachers, he said, complained that they are being forced to implement a new curriculum which was foisted upon them without consultation.

Tsvangirai who is on a tour of the Midlands that took him to Mberengwa and Zvishavane today said everywhere he went he heard sordid stories about an economy that is collapsing.

Most of the local leaders, he said, complained about being bused by the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Font to politicize food aid and to frog-march people to vote for ZANU-PF.

Tsvangirai will be visiting Shurugwi, Vungu ad Chiwundura tomorrow.

Full statement:

Tuesday, 07 February 2017

A sordid tale of national collapse

President Morgan Tsvangirai today held two meetings with community leaders in Mberengwa and Zvishavane in Midlands South province where he heard sad stories in which almost every sector has deep-seated grievances against Robert Mugabe’s government.

From the traditional leaders’ complaints of abuse by Zanu PF and low allowances that are paid erratically to Shabanie Mine’s former mine workers that are struggling to survive, there is an emerging pattern in this tour that almost everyone and every sector has a grievance against Zanu PF and this government.

The community leaders representing the church, vendors’ unions, traditional leaders, teachers and even ordinary villagers all told heart-rending stories that testify to national collapse that only a new government can address.

Traditional leaders who spoke to President Tsvangirai had grievances to do with low allowances that were always in arrears but the same government always abused them to politicise food aid and to frog march people to vote for Zanu PF.

The teachers, like all civil servants, have their own well known grievances but they said they took great exception to the new curriculum foisted on them without consultation. They said it was ironic that under the new curriculum, they were expected to teach ICTs and computers even at schools without electricity.

Collapsed infrastructure, poor safety nets particularly for the old and the infirm are some of the concerns that continue to be raised in rural areas and Mberengwa was no exception.

The people, particularly, the traditional leaders, thanked President Tsvangirai for coming to listen and consult them especially on a new governance framework post Mugabe.

In Zvishavane, just like at Zisco in Redcliff, President Tsvangirai came face to face with the debilitating social effects of ghost mining towns. Former Shabanie mine workers are still owed their money and the impact has been huge.

The MDC leader and the community leaders shared strategic information on the mooted alliance of opposition parties and how the next election will be won.

President Tsvangirai said all he was seeing and hearing during his tour was a sordid tell of collapse. He said everyone had grievances against Zanu PF and the people had an opportunity in the next election to vote for a new government that would address their grievances.

Tomorrow, President Tsvangirai will meet community leaders in Shurugwi, Vungu and Chiwundura communal lands.

Luke Tamborinyoka
Presidential Spokesperson and Director of Communications
Movement for Democratic Change

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