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Mnanagwa fires warning shots at teachers

by Mandla Ndlovu
07 Oct 2020 at 17:32hrs | Views
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned teachers that his administration will not take lightly their demands of better pay but will deal with them as ransom.

Speaking in Mutare on Wednesday night, Mnangagwa said, " Government will not be taken to ransom by striking  teachers. The Second Republic proceeds on principles, not blackmail. Teachers will be paid for working, never for staying at home, away from their working stations."

Mnangagwa's statements follow a threat by Presidnetial Spokesperson George Charamba who said if the teachers were declaring war on their employer, the government was ready for the war.

Mnangagwa will spend a night in Mutare in readiness for a tour of remedial infrastructures in areas badly hit by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani District. The projects will include a new settlement for relocated families displaced by the Cyclone.

The President's visit follows an invitation by National Disaster Committee on Cyclone Idai meant to get him to gauge progress registered to date. This evening, the President urged Party and Government officials to mobilize communities for greater participation in the PFUMVUDZA programme.

Source - Byo24News