Articles tagged 'peter mutasa'

'Fuel price hike did not spark rebellion' 24 January 2019 HARARE - Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube has claimed what really triggered the rebellion in the streets last week was not the hike in fuel price, saying the demonstrations were pre-planned. The protests started after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a 150 percent i...
Police, army crackdown targeted males: ZHRC 23 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) yesterday castigated use of the military in arresting and bringing to justice suspected perpetrators of the three-day stay-away saying the army does not have arresting powers. Findings by the commission reveal that in the aftermath of January 14...
'Zanu PF torture camps emerge' 23 January 2019 HARARE - As the crackdown on anti-government protests escalates, human rights activists have reported the emergence of torture camps in the country following the clampdown on protesters, opposition leaders and other human rights activists, the Daily News can report. Human rights activists have...
Zim at Crossroads as horror 2019 unfolds 20 January 2019 HARARE - The palpable fear among many Zimbabweans that 2019 would become yet another “annus horribilis” — Latin for a horrible year — has become a harrowing reality, with the country's political and economic situation declining ever more rapidly, the Daily News on Sunday can report. This comes...
Businesses bemoan shutdown losses 20 January 2019 HARARE - Industry and commerce, the transport sector, the informal sectors and the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange incurred terrible loses during last week's shutdown.  Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions president Peter Mutasa and #ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire called on citizens to stay at home from J...
Cry my beloved Zimbabwe . . . as country is closed for business 20 January 2019 HARARE - Once open for business, Zimbabwe is closed for business. Shops are closed, people are scared and companies are closing just as is the democratic space that President Emmerson Mnangagwa opened up when he took power through a coup in November 2017. Loads of goodwill that the internat...
Zim at Crossroads 20 January 2019 HARARE - The palpable fear among many Zimbabweans that 2019 would become yet another “annus horribilis” — Latin for a horrible year — has become a harrowing reality, with the country’s political and economic situation declining ever more rapidly, the Daily News on Sunday can report.   [Adz] ...
Soldiers leave ugly terror trail 18 January 2019 HARARE - Horror stories are slowly emerging of how the country's trigger-happy security forces brutalised ordinary Zimbabweans this week — shooting  68 people and leaving dozens others requiring life-saving surgeries nationally following deadly clashes between protesters and law enforcement agent...
Panicking shoppers besiege supermarkets 18 January 2019 HARARE - Hundreds of panicking shoppers yesterday thronged  supermarkets  and engaged in panic buying after some of the country's leading retailers opened their doors to the public following three days of closure due to a crippling national strike. The retailers blamed the panic buying on the ...
Dark clouds hang over Zim 17 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe is now entering unchartered waters following several deaths of innocent people and arrests of pro-democracy activists and senior opposition figures by security agents in the on-going clampdown against those who participated in the fuel price hike demos. This comes as doctors ...
Zim counts huge costs of stay-away 17 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe lost millions of dollars after the country was brought to a virtual standstill by a highly successful mass stay-away engineered by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and social media group #ThisFlag. The protest brought the country to a total shutdown for three days...
Unions plotting mega shutdown 1 January 2019 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) yesterday cranked up the pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government, confirming it would go ahead with its planned national strike this month. This comes as the government has increasingly come under pressure from restive l...
ZCTU calls for shutdown 7 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's main labour federation yesterday called for a strike this month to protest the worsening economic conditions in the country. Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions' (ZCTU) general council has discussed the impact of the country's economic crisis on workers, marked by weakening p...
ZCTU officials' trial set for next month 17 November 2018 HARARE - The trial of seven Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) activists has been set for December 11 at the Harare Magistrates' Courts. The trade unionists were arrested on October 11 while protesting against price hikes and the lack of food and other essential goods in the country. ...
UK govt put to task over Zim situation 20 October 2018 HARARE - UNISON - a United Kingdom labour union — has tasked its government to urge Zimbabwean authorities to respect workers' rights. This comes after several trade union activists, including Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa and secretary-general Japhet Moyo wer...
Outrage ensues over 'erosion' of workers' rights 19 October 2018 HARARE - International labour unions have expressed outrage over the alleged erosion of worker rights in Zimbabwe under the “new dispensation.” In a flurry of angry letters to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, international labour unions strongly condemned the government's heavy–handedness in resp...
Police crush tax protests: ZCTU leaders arrested 12 October 2018 HARARE - Police arrested several members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) yesterday to crush protests against an extortionate tax regime introduced last week by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube. Among the senior ZCTU officials picked up by the law enforcement agents are the union's...
ZCTU calls for general strike 18 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has been plunged into another crisis after the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) yesterday called for a general strike to protest against its “disregard” for workers. ZCTU president Peter Mutasa told the Daily News yesterday that th...
MPs fume over ZCTU Nssa board seat 23 May 2017 HARARE - Opposition legislators have blasted Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira over the expulsion of Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa from the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) board. Mutasa was fired for allegedly failing to uphold confidentiality...
Chinese abusing workers: ZCTU 8 May 2017 HARARE - Chinese nationals with businesses in the country are in the habit of ill-treating and abusing their employees, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa said last week. Speaking at the commemorations for World Day for Safety and Health, Mutasa said complaints aga...