Raymond Majongwe

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Raymond Majongwe
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OccupationSecretary General
OrganizationProgressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe.

Raymond Majongwe is the Secretary-General of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ).[1]

Personal Details

Raymond Majongwe was born in Rusape in 1971. The fifth of 8 children, born to parents who were teachers.

School / Education

No information could be found on his Junior or High School, or any tertiary education.

Service / Career

He wrote for Kwayedza for five years. He used to play rugby and basketball in school and he was very good. At one point in history he was the secretary general of Dynamos Football Club. In 2001 he released an album for Dynamos titled 'Dynamos Vibes' which was meant to boost the team's morale. He was helped by players such as Gift Muzadzi and Masimba Dinyero among others on that project. That is when he discovered his music talent.[2]

Events

On 9 October 2002, Raymond Majongwe was arrested after a PTUZ strike. He was assaulted in detention. On 11 October, he was released so then managed to get to a doctor for the first time. On 16 October, he was arrested again, taken to Harare Central, then to Chitungwiza, and then moved "out of town" where he blindfolded, electrocuted and assaulted. On 21 October he was released after the state "failed to make a case". [3]

In December 2005, on returning from an International Labour Organisation (ILO) workshop on H.I.V. and AIDS, in Nigeria, (he was then the Secretary General of PTUZ and a General Council Member of the ZCTU) his passport was seized, without any explanation. Trevor Ncube and Paul Themba Nyathi also had their passports seized earlier the same month. [3]

Following Cyclone Idai in 2019, PTUZ estimated that more than 100 children were missing. [4]

When asked if PTUZ would leave ZCTU in 2019, PTUZ secretary general Raymond Majongwe put the record straight by saying, "We left ZCTU in 2012." We were the 2nd Civil Service Union to join ZCTU after CSEA. [5]

After the January 2019 ZCTU national shutdown, to which the government responded by deploying ZDF, resulting in at least 17 people being killed, PTUZ secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said: “We have 13 000 teachers to consult. We do not want a shut down, but solutions to the problems facing teachers. Government must address these grievances. Teachers must survive.” [6]

Further Reading

References

  1. Close Harare Schools Until Cholera Is Contained: Teachers Union Leader Majongwe ⋆ Pindula News, Pindula News, published: 13 Sep 2018, retrieved: 16 Nov 2018
  2. [1],The Daily News, Published: 14 October 2012, Retrieved: 06 December 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 ⋆ Worldpress, Worldpress, published: 6 March 2006, retrieved: 14 August 2019
  4. , [2] Pindula News, published: 23 March 2019, retrieved: 14 August 2019
  5. [3],Pindula, published: 20 May 2019, Retrieved: 14 August 2019
  6. , [4], Newsday, published: 33 June 2019, retrieved: 14 August 2019