The army’s reach now extends to the media, business, the health sector and even the electoral commission, despite the Constitution being against its involvement in politics.
The spread of COVID-19 has further exposed an already failing system, leading to an intensified political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe. The government, however, seems busy cracking down on critics
The senior doctors are demanding the reinstatement of the nearly 450 juniors doctors who have been fired, and measures to address the severe shortage of manpower and medicines
Junior and mid-level doctors in Zimbabwe’s government hospitals, whose monthly salaries have dropped from USD 1,800 per month to USD 80, have been on strike since September 3. 286 doctors have been fired
Even as the government has moved a labor court seeking an interdict on their strike, Zimbabwe’s doctors who have stayed off work for 37 days are determined to continue their protest unless their demand for a wage revision is met
We also take a look at the march in Argentina commemorating forty-three years of the Night of the Pencils
Peter Mogombeyi, President of ZHDA which is leading the ongoing strike, was kidnapped on Saturday night by three people suspected to be state security agents
In this episode, we look at the attack on left activists by right-wing students’ group in Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, the doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe and the “Stop Arming Israel” protest in the United Kingdom.
In less than a year since the introduction of the RTGS currency, the value of salaries of civil servants in Zimbabwe has dropped to less than 10% of what they were in USD
Ngqabutho Mabhena, general secretary of Zimbabwe Communist Party, says the government is seeking to resolve the economic crisis by reducing the workers’ real wages as well as the budgetary allocation, and using the costs thus extracted to service foreign debts
As many as 995 protesters have been denied bail and continue to languish in prison. Recent reports have revealed the extent of cruelty by security forces on the people of the country, as well as the targeting of leaders of trade unions and social movements
In the aftermath of the crackdown on protests against Emmerson Mnangagwa’s austerity policies, the government faces a crisis of legitimacy even as rumors spread of the army’s role in governance increasing