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Govt Awards Soldiers 37 Per Cent Salary Hike

Govt Awards Soldiers 37 Per Cent Salary Hike

Teachers’ unions have accused the Government of double standards after it awarded soldiers a 37% pay increase at a time it is silent about reviewing civil servants’ salaries.

According to the Ministry of Defence, Security and War Veterans Affairs’ correspondence, soldiers received a salary increment effective 1 April.

The circular also shows that soldiers’ allowances would be reviewed according to grades. It stated that the review was necessitated by inflationary pressures. The circular reads in part:

Be advised that the following deliberations have been made between Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), Defence Forces Service Commission (FSC), Ministry of Defence (MOD) and war veterans and Treasury, the DFSC has approved part of the implementation of the military concept and related allowance for colonels and below.

In 2020, the Government drew the ire of doctors, teachers and nurses after it awarded security services personnel a pay hike whilst ignoring other government employees.

Responding to requests for their comments from The Standard, Defence minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri and army spokesperson Alphios Makotore demanded questions in writing. Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri:

You may have to send your questions in writing. Security and defence matters cannot be discussed over the phone.

Meanwhile, teachers’ unions have expressed their unhappiness over the move alleging unfair treatment from the Government.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president Obert Masaraure said:

The government is very aware that the military plays a key role to preserve power and we don’t care about who is in power.

What we need is food on the table and that can be done by improving the welfare of the teachers.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) president Takavafira Zhou said the Government views teachers as unworthy of its consideration or respect.

More: The Standard


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34 Comments

Dr Hercules 1 month ago

Useless currency, even 100% is a joke.


Da Truth 1 month ago

Give soldiers 2000percent we don't care .Totoda zvi r ikuuya CRONOS ndopanoyose ,,,🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🇿🇼🤐🆘


nyika 1 month ago

vari kuzvigadzirisa regai Masoja atungamire ndiyo nyika yacho


SAVAGE 1 month ago

Ganaz🔥🔥🔥


soldier 1 month ago

vari kugadzirira vakuru venyika ngatishingei mCde's nyika ndeyedu ivhu kuvatema


Digo 1 month ago

Hongu mawedzerwa bt msakangamwe veduwe vote pamukomana nyika yedu yashata iyi mari haichatengi chinhu tokumbiravo musarove vanhu havana mhosha ishungu dzoupenyu huri krwadza


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mwenewazvo 1 month ago

chero mukawedzerwa 37% next year zivai pekuvhotera CCC


NF 1 month ago

Koo ziyambi zvaakati masanctions ndoo arikuti tadzisa kupa vashandi mari chiona zvino , 🤔🤔🤔

soldier 1 month ago

hanty munoti havana kudzidza hr vasiyei vambodya


zimta 1 month ago

we are happy with 20 % increment, those demanding more have a regime change agenda


Zuze 1 month ago

And what is wrong with regime change?

teacher 1 month ago

ko sei salary yedu mateacher iri iyo inongotaurwa nemafigures chaiwo...e.g $540...$26 000rtgs...
can someone tell us kut masoja aimbopihwa marii uye kuti after this increament vava kupihwa marii...tizivewo...


Mitchy 1 month ago

Nhai masoja chimbondiudzaiwo your thoughts of your welfare only being recognised towards Maelections yet all along you where suffering robbing, arrested and being killed. You are now good. Pleade tell me your thoughts?


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

If it is true that the second administration government awarded soldiers salary increments secretly, it is a bad government. A good Government increases salaries for its workers across the board. It is done openly. By secretly awarding 37% salary increment implies that soldiers are more important than the other workers.. It brings confrontation to workers themselves. This is not the first time this has happened. I suspect that this policy is influenced by one person. Once that person becomes state President then this country will have gone to the dogs. It is unfair to other government workers. Such a Government should be removed by voting wisely.

[[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ]].


Blessing 1 month ago

But teachers did not complain when the government offered to pay school fees for their children and not for soldiers isn't it the government's plan to help their employees in different ways


Kanda 1 month ago

all civil servants are getting the package but soldiers complained since most of them vari vapfana they don't have children

Koporo Chidakwa 1 month ago

Totenda naizozo


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

We can never solve the people's lives when we only talk of civil servants salaries as if they are the only workers in the country, everyone wants a living wage coz inflation is in Zimbabwe not only in government.

Increments are not a solution, the main cause is RBZ and its failed policies. there is no foreign currency to purchase raw material leaving business with no choice but to buy forex from parallel market...


Kanda 1 month ago

that's the truth RBZ auction system is the one fuelling inflation they are not giving exporters their returns so they turn to parallel market to access foreign currency and offer inflated rates to get forex quickly

Leave a Comment 1 month ago

Wakubhaiza manje

Kodo 1 month ago

Ahaaada 37 percent ye Rtgs its nonsence...black market rate iri pa 400rtgs :us$1.. hapana hapana its a mockery to these athletics guys 😄😄😄


cde 1 month ago

Gunners rirkutonga


Makandiwa 1 month ago

Handei tione. You are just fueling inflation. just give em USD salaries chete chete..


1 month ago


Chazunguza 1 month ago

Muorobo haarove chinenguwo😅😅


Baba Chipenete 1 month ago

Useless Rtgs


zimboy 1 month ago

soldiers .....they need to cope how malawian military did last week


🇸🇨🇹🇬🇹🇼🇹🇿🇿🇲 1 month ago

🇿🇼🇿🇼
What happened to Malawi💂

putin 1 month ago

varikudaa kuzovashandisa kurovaaa vanhu


𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 1 month ago

𝙯𝙞𝙢𝙗𝙖𝙗𝙬𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙖


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