Teachers tell Tsvangirai they are expected to teach computers at schools without electricity


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Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai today said teachers in Mberengwa told him that they are expected to teach computers at schools that do not have electricity.

The teachers, he said, complained that they are being forced to implement a new curriculum which was foisted upon them without consultation.

Tsvangirai who is on a tour of the Midlands that took him to Mberengwa and Zvishavane today said everywhere he went he heard sordid stories about an economy that is collapsing.

Most of the local leaders, he said, complained about being bused by the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Font to politicize food aid and to frog-march people to vote for ZANU-PF.

Tsvangirai will be visiting Shurugwi, Vungu ad Chiwundura tomorrow.

Full statement:

Tuesday, 07 February 2017

A sordid tale of national collapse

President Morgan Tsvangirai today held two meetings with community leaders in Mberengwa and Zvishavane in Midlands South province where he heard sad stories in which almost every sector has deep-seated grievances against Robert Mugabe's government.

From the traditional leaders' complaints of abuse by Zanu PF and low allowances that are paid erratically to Shabanie Mine's former mine workers that are struggling to survive, there is an emerging pattern in this tour that almost everyone and every sector has a grievance against Zanu PF and this government.

The community leaders representing the church, vendors' unions, traditional leaders, teachers and even ordinary villagers all told heart-rending stories that testify to national collapse that only a new government can address.

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