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'Abducted Teachers Union leader is a school dropout'

by Mandla Ndlovu
07 Jun 2019 at 19:01hrs | Views
Deputy Government Spokesperson Energy Mutodi has alleged that Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe leader Obert Masaraure is a school dropout masquerading as a teacher.

Mutodi was speaking after there were widespread that the union leader was abducted and tortured by suspected state agents over leading an ongoing strike where teachers are demanding better wages.

Said Mutodi, "This morning I was going through the CV of ARTUZ president Obert Masaraure and I was shocked realising he is a school dropout yet he wants to earn the salary of a chartered accountant."

On Wednesday night Masaraure, was abducted from his Harare home by a group of armed men, taken to a secluded place, then stripped and beaten.

His union said the assailants warned him to stop mobilising teachers to strike.

The abduction of Masaraure came hours after the European Union (EU) held talks with the Zimbabwe government, the first in a series of meetings aimed at ending years of strained relations over Harare's alleged rights abuses.

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Source - Byo24News