The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Evelyn Ndlovu, said her ministry will engage the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to deal with teachers who are going to work but not are teaching.
Teachers went on strike last month saying they were financially incapacitated and the government responded by threatening to suspend them and freeze their salaries.
Fearing for their jobs, the majority of teachers are now back at work but reports indicate that some are not teaching, a development Minister Ndlovu said is tantamount to corruption. She said:
As the ministry, we are going to take stern measures against those teachers who are sitting in.
We will engage the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission to deal with them. We will also have monitoring strategies from our head office.
As you are aware, no inspections are being done due to transport constraints, especially in remote areas.
Ndlovu made the remarks while giving oral evidence before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Thursday.
Teachers and other civil servants want the Government to restore the US$540 per month salaries they used to earn before October 2018.