We are hungry, teachers tell Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has been advised to do right by teachers who warned the president that it is difficult to govern a nation of starving people properly.

Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary general, Raymond Majongwe told NewZimbabwe:

Government needs to realise that we can only be of service to the nation if workers are well remunerated. I remember, when President Mnangagwa was inaugurated at the National Stadium (in November 2017), there was a traditional healer who came and said: ‘President, a hungry nation cannot be governed’. I want to repeat this because it was said on a public platform.

President, you can’t govern a nation of starving people properly. Your people are hungry. Your workers are hungry.

Make sure you give them enough money so that they can send their children to school. Make sure you make them happy, so they are able to serve this country.

Civil servants are pleading for a review of their salaries citing the soaring increases in the prices of basic commodities.


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