A Harare man was found in a stationery vehicle weeks after being assaulted by his employer for demanding some money.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says the deceased who sustained “several injuries,” neither reported the matter to the police nor did he seek medical attention. Pindula News presents a police report on the matter:
The ZRP urges the public to promptly report all cases of violence to the Police and seek medical attention when necessary.
On 3/01/22 at about 1600 hours a Harare man (44) was assaulted by a wooden plank all over the body by his employer (35) after he had demanded some money from him.
The victim sustained a swollen head and several injuries all over the body but did not report the matter to the Police or seek medical attention. On 31/01/22 at about 0600 hours, the victim was found dead in a stationary vehicle.
Worker-employee conflicts are a common phenomenon in Zimbabwe with some employers failing to pay workers in time or “enough.”
Conflicts have also been worsened by exchange rates movements that saw the local currency shedding value against the United States and other currencies thereby eroding workers’ salaries.
Despite the depreciation of the local currency, some employers have been reluctant to periodically review their workers’ salaries forcing workers to declare incapacitation and or embark on industrial action.