Zimbabwe Situation Today..Live Latest News Updates On Strikes, Riots, Photos,..Shut Down Zimbabwe Protests and Demonstrations 6 June 2016

Zimbabwe Civil servants are on a nationwide strike that started yesterday over delayed payment June salaries.

Pupils and student at different schools were yesterday sent back home, as teachers were not taking classes, while the country’s main referral hospitals reported they were working with skeletal staff and only attending to emergencies…see these letters for reference.

Zimbabwe riot police ready to deal with strike

Zimbabwe Demonstrations and Riots

 Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) secretary-general John Mlilo confirmed they were downing tools, but said it was not a strike, but “incapacitation”.

“We have decided to call it incapacitation because workers have obligations, they have taken out loans to augment their salaries that government has since failed to pay on time,” he said.

“By failing to pay, the government has negatively affected the routine in which these workers pay back their debts little by little. At the end of the day, the worker is the ultimate loser because those that give them loans will just add interest.”

A Zimta circular despatched to members last Tuesday read: “Following the unilateral shifting of pay dates and the subsequent consultative meeting held on July 2 by all civil servants, it was resolved that owing to incapacitation, our valued membership will not be able to report for duty from July 5 until the impasse is resolved.

“All civil servants stay at home from July 5 to July 7. All civil servants heed this call, no one will be victimised, our demands will be met,” the teachers’ body, normally accused of being in bed with the Zanu PF government, said.

Nurses and doctors at Harare Central Hospital, Mpilo Central Hospital and United Bulawayo Hospitals went on strike yesterday.

Zimbabwe army medical personnel is currently assisting with emergencies.

More Updates to follow…..