Salary Cut for Zimbabwe President, Civil Servants

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has piled up further austerity measures for crisis-weary Zimbabweans by introducing salary cuts for civil servants - a measure that'll cut a public sector wage bill that accounts for 90% of the country's revenue. Ncube's budget also set out plans for the biometric registration of civil servants to weed out "ghost" workers who appear on the payroll but without actually turning up for work.

Teachers took to the streets in Harare last week demanding that their salaries be paid in United States dollars due to the continued plunge in value of the Bond Note and RTGS currencies.

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