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 ___________________________________________________________________ INVESTIGATIVE REPORT ___________________________________________________________________ 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 Page 1 of 17

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