APEX Council Elects a New Leadership PDF Print E-mail

Mr David Dzatsunga, the President of the College Lecturers Association (COLAZ),  is the new APEX council chairperson. Dzatsunga takes over from the outgoing  Civil Service Apex Council  Chairperson and ZIMTA President, Mrs Tendai Chikowore.


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Dzatsunga was elected in accordance  to the newly adjusted APEX Council Constitution which allows for periodical elections and leadership change which should come from the affiliate unions' leaders.


The elections  also ushered in the following leadership;, Deputy Chairperson – Dereck Charamba (ZILOA), Secretary – Oswald Madziva (PTUZ),  Treasurer – Ottoman Magaya (TUZ), Secretary for Information and Research – Richard Gundane (ZIMTA), Secretary for Occupational Health and Safety – Masimba Kadzimu (CSEA), Secretary for Women Affairs – Trust Muchenje (PROTEC), Secretary for Education and Planning – Solomon Sithole (PROTEC), Secretary for Legal Affairs – Mehluli Tshuma (ZILOA) and Secretary for International Affairs Lovemore Mufamba (TUZ).


The elections, presided over by Mr. Dzviti a Principal Director in the Ministry of Labour and Social Services, were a culmination of several processes which were undertaken to reconfigure the Council with a view to make it congruent with changes in the body politic of trade union representation in the public sector.  The Council amended its Constitution, made and adopted waivers to its Constitution to allow for the holding of elections and subsequently adopted the whole Constitution.

This development has seen the Council moving towards greater democratization. New staff associations which were not members of the Council were taken on board as a result of the amendments to the Constitution and are represented in the new and expanded Management Committee.


The Council is greatly indebted to the out-going leadership of Mrs. Tendai Chikowore which did its best in the era of both the economic meltdown in the pre-2009 period and economic stagnation under the Inclusive Government.


As workers, like sailors, we firmly believe that while we cannot control the direction of the wind, we surely can control the direction of the ship. Thus we will do everything under our influence to determine the economic and social destiny of State employees in Zimbabwe.







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