Tsvangirai told to 'slow down'
Richard Tsvangirai, a recently elected legislator from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), has been advised to "slow down" following his alleged petition to school authorities in his constituency, discouraging them from sending students home due to non-payment of fees. Tsvangirai is said to have petitioned sixteen schools in his constituency.
In one of the letters addressed to a school's SDA Chairperson, Tsvangirai expressed his concern about students being sent home daily for fee non-payment. He emphasized his role as a legislator in representing the interests of his constituents and urged a balance between the importance of fees for school functioning and the fundamental right of children to education.
However, some school authorities accused Tsvangirai of acting prematurely. They argued that sending students away is not done unilaterally but through proper consultation with fellow parents. They suggested that Tsvangirai should have engaged with the schools to understand how such decisions are made.
Tsvangirai defended his letters, stating that they were intended to initiate constructive dialogue and seek clarity on the matters at hand rather than giving orders or being confrontational.
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