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)
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