Some teachers have been arrested by the Zimbabwean police for demonstrating over poor salaries of just over R2,300. Many teachers were assaulted by the police said their lawyer. Sixteen teachers were arrested during the street protest.
All the teachers arrested were charged with gathering to promote violence and bigotry by the Zimbabwean government. The teachers accused of bigotry were represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyer for Human Rights who claims that his clients were assaulted by police.
Reports have it that the teachers will be in prison after their case was postponed and their bail application will be on Monday.
This report got a lot of people talking on Facebook, some of the users who commented on the news expressed their displeasure with the arrest of the teachers. Some of the users said that teachers need to be treated better in the country.
The reports of the arrest of the teachers who are advocating for better payment are not good. Those teachers put in hard work in class to teach their students and they need better payment.
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