18 July 2019
For immediate release
RE: ZCTU DEMANDS THOROUGH INVESTIGATIONS OF DEATHS THREATS ON ITS LEADERS
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is demanding thorough and unfettered investigations into the death threats on its leaders, President Peter Mutasa and Secretary-General, Japhet Moyo after letters that had bullets were delivered at their homes and offices on Tuesday 16 July 2019.
Although the writers of the letters claimed that they were doing so to protect their businesses, it is clear that these letters were not written by business people but some security agents who are used to beating up, torture and even killing of innocent civilians going about their business.
When the “new dispensation’ came into office, everyone thought a new era had dawned, unfortunately, we are moving in the worst direction. During the previous Robert Mugabe regime, we do not recall bullets being sent to trade unions despite him being a brutal dictator.
The ZCTU is taking these threats seriously and call upon the government to protect its citizens and trade unionists in their work.
We will remain firm in fighting for social, economic and political rights and no amount of intimidation will deter us. In the meantime, our mobilisation against poverty will continue until the powers that be craft better economic policies which benefit Zimbabweans.