Zim minister urges state workers to be patient over unpaid salaries

2016-07-05 07:13
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Harare - Zimbabwe's acting labour and social welfare minister Supa Mandiwanzira has urged civil servants to be patient over delayed pay dates, adding that things would return to normal soon, the state-owned Herald newspaper said on Monday.

The minister said that the government was doing everything in its power to pay its workers their dues.

Mandiwanzira promised the workers that the government would ensure that the delay in salary payments was not a permanent feature.

The Zimbabwean government has been delaying pay dates for its employees for nearly a year due to revenue problems.

According to reports, the cash strapped government had offered state workers an advance payment of $100, pending the full payment in July.

A previous News24 report indicated that the government had announced that it would delay paying June salaries for the military and police by up to two weeks.

It said other workers on the state payroll would only receive their salaries in the middle of this month.

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