Friday, July 8, 2016

Zimbabwe Leader Blames The West On Why Salaries Are Not Being Paid

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Reuters: Zimbabwe's Mugabe says pay delay is no reason for strike

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Friday a delay in paying wages to public workers was "a temporary problem" and no justification for their strike this week, warning of a plot to overthrow his ruling party.

Strike organizers have said they plan to continue the action until he falls, as a spontaneous social media movement has coalesced into the biggest uprising against his rule in nearly a decade.

"The enemy has his eye on overthrowing ZANU-PF," Mugabe told a political rally in Bindura town north of the capital Harare. He did not elaborate on who the "enemy" was.

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Update #1: Zimbabwe leader blames West’s sanctions for late salaries (AP)
Update #2: Govt workers not payed due to West sanctions, says Zimbabwe's Mugabe (AFP)

WNU Editor: The protests are not going to stop .... #Zimshutdown2016 and the new protest politics taking root in Zimbabwe (The Guardian)

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