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    Madungwe re-elected ZISMIWU president



    MORRIS BISHI
    CHIREDZI BUREAU

    CHIREDZI –
    The Zimbabwe Sugar Milling Industry Workers Union (ZISMIWU) which had leadership legitimacy problems has run elections to legitimize office bearers.
    The current president, Freedom Madungwe was re-elected to his position.
    The elections which were monitored by officials from the Ministry of Labour as well as Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions (ZFTU) were held both in Triangle and Hippo Valley Estates.
    Speaking after being unanimously re-elected ZISMIWU President Madungwe said the elections were a chance to clear the issues of threatening parallel structures.
    He also said they were meant to fulfill the recommendations made earlier in May by Deputy Minister of Labour Tapiwa Matangaidze that elections should be held as the interim period for the leadership had lapsed. He added that his executive will continue to fight for the betterment of employees` working conditions.
    "There were accusations that within ZISMIWU there were parallel structures meaning there were factions one led by me and another by Simbarashe Nyemba. These elections were meant to clear that so that we come up with a single strong union.
    "There are also some recommendations which were made by the deputy minister of Labour so we decided to hold the elections. I am happy that I was given another mandate which I will use to engage our employer for better working conditions and remuneration," said Madungwe.
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