Education

Grace Mugabe to be extradited to face trial in South Africa

Former First Lady Grace Mugabe might soon be extradited to South Africa to face a criminal charge of assaulting model Gabrielle Engels in a Sandton hotel in 2017. South African media on Wednesday reported that the National Prosecuting Authority had made a decision to apply for the extradition. Welcoming the development, the head of lobby group  AFriforum’s private prosecutions unit, ...

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Grace Mugabe skipped PhD processes

Former First Lady Grace Mugabe began studies at the University of Zimbabwe for her Masters in Social Studies a year before her application for post graduate admission was submitted, processed and accepted, the court heard yesterday. According to the prosecution, at all the relevant times, the registration process, application and the purported study by Mrs Mugabe was not known at ...

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UZ hunts for Vice Chancellor

The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has begun its search for a substantive Vice Chancellor to replace Professor Levi Nyagura, who left the institution amid allegations of abuse of office. Prof Nyagura faced allegations of facilitating the unprocedural conferment of a Doctor of Philosophy degree on former First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe. Prof Paul Mapfumo is the Acting Vice Chancellor. UZ ...

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Teachers to engage in a crippling strike

The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) has resolved to engage in a massive job action to protest the low wages that teachers are getting. In a press statement released on Monday ARTUZ said, “The Union will build momentum towards a crippling job action demanding a living wage and the ongoing sit-in by teachers to be sustained until we ...

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Teachers reject $129 salary deal

TEACHERS unions yesterday angrily rejected the $400 million deal struck by government and the Apex Council, accusing their representative body of being compromised and working against the improvement of civil servants’ conditions of service. Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said they were not accepting the offer and their fight for better salaries would continue. “We can ...

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Teachers threaten fresh protests

The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) has resolved to embark on fresh protests at Public Service Commission district offices to push for the reversal of deductions made on leave days for its members who participated in a recent job action. The resolution was arrived at the union’s national executive council (Nec) meeting held in Chitungwiza at the weekend. ...

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Artuz official jailed 30 days for assault

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) secretary-general Robson Chere was on Monday sentenced to a 30-day jail term by Goromonzi magistrate Feresi Chakanyuka, over a violence incident which took place during the January 16 protests against fuel price hikes. Chere, a science teacher at Acturus Mine High School denied the allegations through his lawyer Douglas Coltart. He said he ...

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Jonathan Moyo gives scholarship to a Guruve pupil

Exiled former Cabinet Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has availed a full bursary for one L. Munodawafa to study   Science subject at St. Francis and St Claire High School in Guruve. Prof. Moyo was responding to an appeal by the Headmaster of the school who said, “L. Munodawafa does not know her mother and father’s whereabouts. She is a staying with ...

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Teachers cancel nationwide strike

Teachers’ Unions yesterday announced that they have suspended the nationwide industrial action that commenced on the 5th of February with immediate effect. In a joint statement by Zimbabwe Teachers Association and Progressive Teachers Union they said, “Our members who were on industrial action (strike) must report for work commencing Monday the 11th February 2019 and wait for further commands and ...

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Teachers’ unions tell members to ‘intensify’ strike

The government on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on striking teachers, saying it will dock their salaries for hours not worked. The government move came on the same day that the two largest unions – ZIMTA and PTUZ – called on teachers to “intensify” their strike by staying at home. Some teachers were turning up at schools, but not teaching. The ...

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