HARARE: Teachers will be the happiest voters in Zimbabwe this month as Emmerson Mnangagwa’s  Government will start paying cash-in-lieu of outstanding vacation leave days, in addition to a 17,5 percent pay hike, a scenario that will see some tutors getting as much as $3 000.

The Government in May, agreed to pay cash-in-lieu of vacation leave in excess of 123 days maximum accrual for teachers.

Payments will be done on a staggered basis from July to December 2018. Teachers that are eligible are expected to receive between $2 000 and $3 000, depending on the modalities the Government will use for the payments.

This comes after government reversed its decision to bar teachers from going on vacation leave.
Apex Council chairperson Mrs Cecelia Alexander corroborated the story and also said that the rest of civil servants will be getting a 17.5 percent salary hike beginning this month.
Zimbabwe holds watershed elections on 30 July, 2018.