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Cathy Buckle: Zim pensioners bear brunt of ‘cash crisis’. But there’s hope

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Yet again Zimbabwean Cathy Buckle is shocked by her government’s failings. The country’s drought has now spread to the cash reserves, which is forcing late payments on civil servants. The problem is they’re paying the military before the health sector and pensioners – whom are only expected to get paid on July the 19th for June.

That’s three weeks late, and already living on a pittance, how are they expected to survive? But this is the government’s plan. There’s just no let up for the citizens of the country but Buckle says this time at least there is a glimmer of hope.

It revolves around the #ThisFlag initiative, which is apparently gathering momentum. And why she’s hopeful – it’s not the work of another political party or supporting a specific person, it’s an initiative for the country. – Stuart Lowman

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