SW Radio Africa News Stories for Friday 25th January 2013
Archive for January 25th, 2013
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Friday 25th January 2013
Following comments by Education Minister David Coltart that the education sector was showing sign of recovery, Tererai talks to Takavafira Zhou, president of the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, for his thoughts on the subject. Zhou agrees with Coltart that the signing of the GPA has helped improve schools, especially in providing textbooks to students who were learning without any. However, Zhou says war vets, political leaders and ZANU PF officials have abused the scheme and select their own kids instead of poor students.
Modecai says Morgan Tsvangirai’s political career is in danger if he dares agree to go for elections in the current volatile atmosphere, with ZANU PF thugs and war vets still committing acts of violence. He says in places like Makoni MDC houses are being down, with thugs saying they won’t accept anyone but ZANU PF; while Panashe says Zimbabweans are eager to know what is in the new constitution, but are worried that it won’t reflect the will of the people because it was drafted by politicians.
Cathy Buckle writes: “It was ironic that in the same week that Vice President Nkomo died whilst occupying the second most powerful position in the country, our Prime Minister made headlines by saying that Zimbabweans would soon start receiving free treatment for cancer. Free treatment for cancer – our eyebrows went up, we are country that can’t even feed ourselves. A country which is looking to the UN to give free emergency food aid to 1.6 million Zimbabweans in the next few months.”