CSC rescue turned into circus-workers shortchanged


Dube said Kudenga should be disqualified because of his close relationship with Lands Minister Anxious Masuka.

According to the Chronicle, which belongs to Zimpapers, a State-owned but publicly listed company, Dube said: “There is a close relationship between the Minister (Dr Masuka) and Mr Kudenga and also have previous dealings with CSC . . . we want someone who is independent from the process so that he can inspire confidence to properly turnaround the company because we couldn’t allow a situation where ‘old boys’ collate together to the detriment of a national asset.”

The paper said Bulawayo lawyer Vonani Majoko was voted the interim corporate rescuer.

UFAWUZ’s challenge of Kudenga’s appointment is, however, still before the courts.

Rinashe said that it was a pity that CSC workers continued to suffer and wallow in poverty while powerful people were engaged in a bitter fight for CSC assets.

“Dube says he is representing about 50 workers but I am representing 783 workers including those he claims to be representing.

“If Dube and UFAWUZ are really interested in the welfare of CSC workers where were they when a worker who had served the company for 30 years was be paid a package of 18000 RTGS?”

Some of the CSC were, as late as last year, earning a paltry Z$101 a month, which was less than US$2. The package offered to the worker who had served 30 years was about US$220 which was less than US$10 for every year served.

Boustead Beef was working on retrenching the workers claiming that it wanted to have a clean start with its own workers when the government stepped in.

It was offering workers appalling packages on a take-it-or leave-it, claiming that the retrenchment package had been personally approved by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

See also:

Was Mnangagwa personally involved in the CSC-Boustead Beef saga?

Can Havercroft really revive Zimbabwe’s largest meat processor?


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