monicamutsvangwa 18-01-11.jpgZimbabweans have got very little to celebrate on May Day commemorations after the destruction of the country’s industrial base by illegal sanctions imposed by the West and its allies. Reflecting on the role played by the labour movement since the 1990’s, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa who is the ZANU-PF Senator for Chimanimani, said it is unfortunate that the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) chose to ditch its mandate of representing workers and pursued an illegal regime change agenda.


Cde Mutsvangwa said the ZCTU’s move to engage in politics saw the movement being used by capitalists who in essence are the main exploiters of the workers.

The ZCTU gave birth to the MDC political movement that has worked in collaboration with external elements to destabilise Zimbabwe’s economy through the imposition of illegal sanctions.


The ordinary workers in Zimbabwe have suffered immensely with hundreds of thousands rendered jobless due to illegal sanctions.


This year’s May Day marks yet another moment that reminds all Zimbabweans that their livelihoods have been destroyed by organisations like ZCTU and the MDC.