SAFTU VOICES SUPPORT FOR ZIMBABWE FUEL PRICE STRIKE, CONDEMNS VIOLENCE

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s 150% fuel increase sparked violent protests in Harare and Bulawayo.

The trade union, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), has thrown its weight behind the workers striking in Zimbabwe against a fuel price hike, but strongly condemns the Violence associated with the protests.

Eight people have been killed, more than a dozen people have been wounded and hundreds have been arrested as Wednesday marks day three of the national shutdown.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s 150% fuel price increase sparked violent protests in Harare and Bulawayo.

Saftu’s Patrick Craven says they are in support of a prolonged worker’s strike in Zimbabwe to ensure that the fuel price comes down.

“Already some teachers have already decided to continue with the strike, and other public-sector workers have also lodged a statement saying they will join the strike. Saftu will continue to give them full support.”