FILE REF ZHRC/CI/0069/17
In the matter between:

TEACHERS UNIONS OF ZIMBABWE

COMPLAINANTS

And
MINISTRY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

1ST RESPONDENT

ZIMBABWE AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION

2ND RESPINDENT

-PATRIOTIC FRONT

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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
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1. Introduction and background
This report contains findings of the Zimbabwe Human Rights
Commission

(ZHRC/Commission),

pursuant

to

an

investigation

undertaken by the ZHRC into a complaint lodged by three Teachers
Unions namely, Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union (ARTUZ),
Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) and the Zimbabwe
Rural Teachers Union (ZRTU) on behalf of Teachers and school children
across the country. The complaint involves allegations of violation of
children’s rights, the right to education, freedom of association and
assembly by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE)
and ZANU-PF party (hereinafter referred to as the respondents).The
investigations were commenced in July 2017. A letter was written to the
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