We Will Kill Teachers That Are Politically Incorrect: ZANU PF Chair
MASVINGO, February 11, 2012 – Teachers in most parts of Masvingo are living
in perpetual fear following some death threats from Zanu PF’s Bikita
District Coordinating Committee (DCC) chairman Saviour Masase’s ‘we will
kill’ message that he started to preach at rallies last week.
Masase who started to threaten teachers at Muchakata business center last
week said Zanu PF was prepared to kill all teachers who are ‘politically
His threats came to remind teachers about War Veteran leader Jabulani
Sibanda’s last year announcement that Zanu PF has names of all teachers that
are not supporting the liberation party in Masvingo.
Teachers in Masvingo said they were not taking the threats lightly since
most of their members were killed in the bloody campaign of 2008 elections.
“We have seen our colleagues being murdered by Zanu PF thugs in cold blood
during previous elections. We are living in fear – each time we hear about
elections we start to fear for our lives,” said one of the teachers who
preferred anonymity for fear of victimisation.
Progressive Teachers Union Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has condemned in strongest terms
the threats by Zanu PF saying they were going to do all it takes to stop the
victimisation of teachers.
PTUZ Secretary General Raymond Majongwe said it was unfortunate that some
ambitious politicians were trying to use uncouth methods in order to be
“It is unfortunate that some rogue politicians are victimising teachers in
order to gain mileage or promotion in their parties,” said Majongwe.
Masase could not be reached for comment but Zanu PF provincial chairman
Lovemore Matuke said he was not aware of the alleged threats.
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