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)
“Zimbabwe will delay paying June salaries for its army and security services by two weeks. [TAKE VO] Additionally, some civil servants will not be paid until next month as the government struggles to raise money for wages. Zimbabwe spends more than 80 percent of its budget on salaries. The finance minister has come out to say that this amount needs to be halved” (CCTV Africa, 2016).