Mugabe acts against wage strike

Zimbabwe ratchets up propaganda and increases police patrols.

    The Zimbabwean president has threatened tougher measures against opponents [AFP]

    Workers at a brick moulding factory in the capital, who said they had observed the strike on Tuesday, said they turned up on Wednesday after realising many businesses had remained open on the first day.

       

    "We stayed away because we thought that is the right thing to do to express our grievances, but we are here today because we realise it's not going to make much of a difference if only a few of us are going to heed this strike," one worker said.

     

    Propaganda blitz

     

    Claiming that the strike has flopped, Zimbabwe state media pressed on with a propaganda blitz on Wednesday, suggesting that workers had defied the unions because they did not support their "Western and imperialistic agenda".

       

    Zimbabwe state radio kept repeating a statement by Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, the information minister, that the West had failed in its efforts to sponsor the ZCTU and opposition parties to topple Mugabe's government.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.