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Published: August 20, 2009
[Letters to the Editor] Dear Editor,
I am not surprised that now irons are being sharpened between Ephraim Tapa and whoever dares challenge his new organisation. The man, Zimbabweans should discern, is a two-faced politician who knows what he wants and when he wants it.
In Zimbabwe Tapa hearded CSEA, the civil service organisation that bled poor civil servants dry while he enjoyed the lime light with a personal car allocation and benefits. Of interest there was tapas own job of executive officer – a position that contrasted to his being a champion of the workers he represented.
As an executive officer, he was meant to ensure the disciplining of workers, yet he was also the president of those workers’ union (CSEA). I am not surprised now irons are being sharpened between him and whoever dares challenge his new organisation.
Be it the MDC that booted him out or ZimEye who by keeping quiet have chosen to fold their tails between their legs, anyone who followed the fights for power within government unions as the Zimbabwean economic bite worsened in the 90s will know their leaders Tapa and Tsvangirai as determined fighters.
Does anyone remember ZIGEU, the teachers unions? Tapa is just one of the lot and here he finds himself pitted against Tsvangirayi in a battle for territory-unregularised Zimbabweans. There is money to be milked and if anyone is deluded to think this is about human rights or governance, they better look in the past for Tapa. He led civil servants, yet held a post that led to a clear conflict of interest. This was not a problem of his though, since for him its the perks that mattered from CSEA.
In this case here, its just not about human rights, its simply about the spoils from the gullible Zimbabweans who are willing to sponsor Ephraim Tapa’s fiery ambition – By ZimEye reader, ‘Rafi’ on Sun, 5th Jul 2009 3:40 pm (ZimEye, Zimbabwe)