THE Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (ZIMTA) has approached the High Court seeking an order nullifying a desicion to suspend for three months teachers who went on strike last month.

After failing to convince disgruntled teachers to go back to work, government then ordered them into classrooms, announcing a blanket suspension for all who defied its February 22 ultimatum.

“The suspensions are qualified as unlawful, unreasonable and unfair as they violate section 65(1), 65(4) and 68(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No.20) Act, 2013,” reads the application.

“They (teachers) are likely to fail to meet personal financial liabilities and monthly subscriptions such as medical aid, pensions, funeral assurance and the likes may end up being suspended or potentially lapse a situation which may not be cured by damages.

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