“The Zimbabwe Communist Group says the time has come for a revolution for a revolution north of South Africa’s border. The group addressed the media in in Johannesburg on Friday morning following the recent unrest in our neighbouring country” (Jacaranda, 2016).
“Most of Zimbabwe was closed for business and many stayed home following calls for a national shutdown in protest of a worsening economy. This as police assured the public it would deploy security and guarantee safe passage for all employees reporting for work and businesses which opened” (SABC, 2016)
Civil servant and government representatives continue negotiations over salary payment delays for the army, police, teachers and others. Govt cites slower-than-expected growth and cash flow problems. George Mushipe of the Zimbabwe Democratic Teachers Union said the delays were unfair. (AFPTV)