Mugabe’s party says Western embassies behind Zimbabwe protests

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President Robert Mugabe attends the funeral of his sister Bridget in Zvimba, Zimbabwe, about 100km west of Harare. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP)
President Robert Mugabe attends the funeral of his sister Bridget in Zvimba, Zimbabwe, about 100km west of Harare. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, AP)

Harare - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party accused Western embassies of sponsoring Wednesday’s strike by civil servants over the government’s failure to pay salaries on time.

“We know they are being sponsored by the Western embassies and some failed political parties,” Ignatius Chombo, secretary for administration in the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, told reporters late on Wednesday in Harare, the capital.

Traffic was normal on roads leading into the capital early on Thursday.

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