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Teachers Were Never Paid US$540 - Mthuli

Teachers Were Never Paid US$540 - Mthuli

Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube says teachers were never paid US$540 salaries even under the Government of National Unity, and in fact, they received about US$275.

Addressing parliamentarians on Thursday last week, Ncube maintained that the Government has done a lot to improve the welfare of teachers and other civil servants. Said Ncube:

Coming to salaries, there is also a fallacy and we keep hearing a figure of US$540, but that is not correct because back then, the effective salary was in fact half of that. It was about US$275 and I can prove it.

Nurses have a similar slew of non-monetary benefits as well. Surely, we have really applied our minds and done a lot to support our hardworking civil servants.

I just wanted to debunk the thinking that we have not reached the kind of October 2018 levels of salary because even that figure is actually fallacious.

Teachers and other civil servants have over the past few years been pushing for the restoration of their pre-October 2018 US$540 salaries.

Meanwhile, on Friday the Government released ZWL$2.68 billion towards the payment of tuition fees for teachersÔÇÖ children.

The money will cover fees for the first and second terms for 103 556 children of some 52 171 teachers from all the 10 provinces.

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Jah­čç┐­čç╝Tsvarie-07 1┬ámonth ago

Mthuli is right because it was 540 bond said to be equivalent to $540 ­čśé not US$

ticha Ben 1 month ago

akuna akuna ngaibude 540 yacho iwe ukudya yenyika uchikwira ndenge kuenda kuchando kumhuri yako dzedu dzichitadza kudzidza kunouku ....ngaasazviregerere blaz mutuvi wenyu uyu ngaakwane

dj 1 month ago



Dr H 1 month ago

Mthuli shud stop smoking mbanje and explain how we got to 244%inflation under his watch

Rombe king Fiend 1 month ago

Musanyeperwa nana motivational speaker vanonyepa kuti they started thei chicken projects with a further. kana vana plant 1 million cabbages and sell them for dollar each you will beba millionaire. Life is not that simple, it's a complex process. Background and backup matters most. These mbingaldo they never tell you the truth kuti vakaba kuti vatabge ma businesses avo or they are stealing together with zanu backup. Strive is clear akange and backup yakakwana his family were rich already that's why they afford him education in the UK. Zvo iwe woti unobva hako nyasi kwamupini wasvotoka, zvoti haube zvoti unotibgwana ne zanu uri busy kuti I want to be straight pazvinhu zvangu. ita tione kana zanu ikabvuma. In Zimbabwe youth have ideas to make money but politics is a stumbling block. unomboti hehehe handiite zve politics ndoita business chete hede kwana time for you to be active in politics for better. otherwise you will end up being zanu member or you end up at prison zvadhaka. musanyebera vanhu imi va King Fiend muri rombe

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

Lowlife marombe, zvima ghetto analysts. Vanamahobho veZimbabwe ­čśé­čśé­čśé

Mafirakureva 1 month ago

Excuse him and his "flee market"

Helium balloons 1 month ago

do not encourage crimes @Rombe

Aiwa ka 1 month ago

what shows that the King Fiend wakarara mdezvekuti for the majority of last year, Kombi yenyu yanga iripaDen ichirambidzwa kushanda. Second, tumaRestaurant twenyu twaingovhariswa wani? mairambidzwa kubika wani? You're happy being a poor, informal trader? Wakarara. Money changing yacho itori illegal. Apa you support Zanu apa ndimi maEconomical Saboteurs akutaurwa muchiita zvekukwidza nekudzikida rate. Uri i m b w a. Stay woke

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

First of all I'm not reach , I'm not formally employed and I'm not a youth.
My guy, I only worked outside of Zimbabwe and then came back to start my projects @ 2009.I started poultry, then with my little gains I bought a second hand kombi and ventured into transport business. My wife whom I traditionally married, I paid Lobola yakavhisiwa, mombe 8 and although I didn't finish at least I tried.I wanted to say my started a flee market and in the process we got ourselves to money changing.I'm very interested in changing money, I'm actually addicted to it. The last project we created ndeye little restaurant, we sell food. I just realized kuti I do have people working for me.
I'm not rich my guy but I can afford. My advice is don't be obsessed with the mentality of blaming the Government or crazy supporting someone, you will lose a lot. I've been there, done that.

I just don't support any party, I simply know where to cast my vote.

Vladimir Maputi 1 month ago

inini l have the payslip but l can't send it

Zim 1 1 month ago

$450 not yauri kurara VaMutuvi

Gafa 1 month ago

Mthuli muroyi Satan

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Iwe Mthuli chimbosiyana nemadrugs haasi ezera rako, ini ndine shamwari yangu yaibata 420 per month aiticha Grade 6

Teacher 1 month ago

Va**** Ngube makufarisa.Moda kutiudza Mari yataitambira kuti ndimi maitipa?Maivepiko tichidyiswa finance naBaba Bona

THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

I don't support the idea of paying Civil servants that kind of money the US$540 ,because it might cause untold suffering to ordinary Zimbabwean. Remember during that GNU era a room to rent @western suburbs was US$50.Are we ready to go back to that madness? Also when these people get some increments, price of commodities rises also.
Those who choose to work for a struggling government must not bother us, we the Tax payers. Our children's education is now affected by these psychos.

I hated my Teachers because they were so tribalist.

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

@THE KING FIEND unofunga kuti wakashandisa mausername akasiyana siyana uchisimbisa ZANU nesuwo tinoisimbisa­čśĽ

Dont believe anything i say 1 month ago

@THE KING FIEND l agree with you,these landlords once teachers start earning that kind of money,you will see a one room going for 120us.

Chamisa junior 1 month ago

Mtuli unokwidza forogonya yedu ,kana vashaya zvekutaura nyarara

chipo 1 month ago

ma teacher tipeyi payslip ine 540usd
i knew that figure was not right
I was a nurse we never heard of such salaries
manyangira're dealing with a professor!!!!

Freda 1 month ago

@Chipo ndimi type iya iya inonyeperwa yobva ya....

Fakt Checka 1 month ago

Dec 2015 Payslip

Rural all 16.00
transport all 100.00
housing all 116.00
Pension. 39.45-
nasa contrib. 6.00-
p.s.m.a.s. ed. 7.50-

SALARY 310.00

NET SAL 489.05

muzimbo 1 month ago

@ chipo, usanyepera vanhu iwe

chati homu! ...chareva 1 month ago

really? , may be the honourable minister is on point.Tisati tamushora, ngatimbotsvagei info iyi
Can we have payslips please kkkk

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mthuli Ncube, is misleading the nation. He failed to tell citizens that a 2 litre bottle of cooking oil was us$1,65 and a 2 kg packet of sugar was us$1,35. These respective items now cost us$5,75 and us$5,00 respectively. Minister's comments are offside. Our Minister must talk and reason like a man who is a Professor in economics. Professor, how is your family in Switzerland ?


hhh 1 month ago

uchazvidemba iwe muthuli. ukufingankuti unorira kusvika kupi. unehutsinye. your radical policies down apply in the current situation. utoriwo mbavha zvako. nyika iri kutongwa nema money changers iyi

Gazete 1 month ago

comparing the two, the then economy and the present economy things have actually changed over the years, teachers back then were paid in USD, thizdays they are paid in this useless currency

Tkt 1 month ago

Nyangwe mukati bad mood money wat wat, me I'll maintain that PAMBERI NE.ZIM$
if its bad money ­čĺ░ then we are tge bad people ­čĹĘÔÇŹ­čĹĘÔÇŹ­čĹŽ liking foreign things
Hence & therefore anoda USD go to the Americas not here in Zim, we need to embrace the ZWL$.

Tkt 1 month ago

Never mind me guys l ve been smoking mbanje which we are given ne ZANU. Its the one that makes it look as if everything is normal in this country. Im sober. now when l commented earlier on l was high

Ak,47 1 month ago


Jack Bauer 1 month ago

Musoro unenge hosho wazvinzwa­čśá

XP 1 month ago

Ukwane iwe, better if it was Zim $ not Zim bond coz hakuna mari inonzi bond

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Which country are you living in? ED is in Davos, he needs US$ to travel, not RTGS;
We import petrol using US$;
We import wheat for bread, using US$;
We need US$ to pay ESCOM for electricity;
We need US$ to pay the Chinese who are building this and that;
We need US$ to pay companies rebuilding our roads;
Our exports are dwindling every day because of a myriad of problems including high costs of doing business in this country;
Tourism as an export earner has ground to a halt;
Agriculture which used to be the backbone of export receipts has long died with land reform;

The RTGS you espouse loses value every day. So people have lost trust in it. Deposit your RTGS in the bank today and see if it buys you anything next month.


­čĹŻ­čĹŻ­čĹŻ­čĹŻ 1┬ámonth ago

Gentlemen can you send me your last pay slip of July 2017 period

Tio4 1 month ago

Dr Ncube zvimwe hazvidi kuita seusina kuona musuwo wechikoro, justifying kupa vanhu peanuts mototi murikugona.Mazvitadza mukuru

Dirigsme 1 month ago

Mthuli you are I'll advised. All you needed to do as a learned guru was to check with the gvt paying agent the period of GNU. Don't ask Zanu students of Ideology to do the investigations. Get only 19 qualified teachers and get their history payments for at least one year of GNU and I will see for yourself exactly how much they were paid. Please do not insult our intelligence. You were in Switzerland when we were well paid and u now bringing your Oxford algorithms to impoverish us.

Election observer 1 month ago

Gross salary was 500
Net salary was 360

Zanu-PF 1 month ago

Ngaapinde Hake Chamisa(NHC)

Keep Quiet 1 month ago

Pamwe pacho minister nyararai. Muno wedzera BP imi. Check stats, whenever you talk mokanganisa rate. Either re BP or reexchange neusd

Stallion 1 month ago

mamwe macvs okuva madoctors Aya should be srutinized nokuti munhu akadzidza haangayiite zvakadayi

Monkey scarer 1 month ago

Mthuli unorwara iwe.Ini kitchen hand ndaiwana US$480 woti ticha aiwana 275.Ukawana nguva utikwanire

BOSS VEDAH 1 month ago

Uuuummm is he really telling the truth. I was once a temporary teacher that tym i remember cashin almost 480usd per month. Guys lets stop teasing our beloved servants, so is he saying they dont know their salaries.

Its a pity that salaries across the boardba meagre now even in some private sector companies hakuna kana mari irikutenga.

citizen 1 month ago

do you know the difference between salary,nemari yaunozoita take home iwe dununu,yaizosvika$540 nemaAllowance wazvinzwa here iwe mko-sho

Stallion 1 month ago

yes vamtuli mitengo yezvinhu yainge isina kukwira an ordinary person airarama ne53 dollars mwedzi uchipera kumusha achivaka vamwe property vachitenga out of 53 dollars zvino yenyu iyi chero ukapihwa thousand US dollars haishandi mitengo nesystem dzemarates hazvibatsiri . Inga ndimi makamboti bad money pushes out good money haisiri nyaya yemafigure inyaya yevalue

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