Masase who started to threaten teachers at Muchakata business center last week said Zanu PF was prepared to kill all teachers who are ‘politically incorrect’.
His threats came to remind teachers about War Veteran leader Jabulani Sibanda’s last year announcement that Zanu PF has names of all teachers that are not supporting the liberation party in Masvingo.
Teachers in Masvingo said they were not taking the threats lightly since most of their members were killed in the bloody campaign of 2008 elections.
“We have seen our colleagues being murdered by Zanu PF thugs in cold blood during previous elections. We are living in fear – each time we hear about elections we start to fear for our lives,” said one of the teachers who preferred anonymity for fear of victimisation.
Progressive Teachers Union Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has condemned in strongest terms the threats by Zanu PF saying they were going to do all it takes to stop the victimisation of teachers.
PTUZ Secretary General Raymond Majongwe said it was unfortunate that some ambitious politicians were trying to use uncouth methods in order to be promoted.
“It is unfortunate that some rogue politicians are victimising teachers in order to gain mileage or promotion in their parties,” said Majongwe.
Masase could not be reached for comment but Zanu PF provincial chairman Lovemore Matuke said he was not aware of the alleged threats.