Zimbabwe – 22 July 2016

Zimbabwe cabinet approves ‘no work – no pay’ policy, July pay dates released

President Robert Mugabe’s cabinet has approved a ‘no work – no pay’ policy in the wake of the workers strike that led to a stay away earlier this month in the country.

According to Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister, Prisca Mupfumira, the government had forgiven all civil servants who took part in the three-day strike but would not accept that means of protest henceforth.

Illegal industrial action would not be countenanced and government will enforce ‘no work-no pay’ principle.

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Zimbabwe leader’s loyalists make surprise break with Mugabe

Veterans of Zimbabwe’s independence war made a significant break with President Robert Mugabe for the first time on Thursday, calling him dictatorial, manipulative and egocentric.

The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association has been a pillar of support for the 92-year-old leader for decades, but it released a statement criticising the man it had long been quick to defend. The veterans are known for unleashing violence on those opposing the government.