MDC-T employees reportedly stage demo after party fails to pay their salaries for 17 months

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The Herald reports that about 62 MDC-T employees staged a demonstration at the party’s headquarters in Harare after going 17 months without being paid.

However, MDC-T secretary general Mr Douglas Mwonzora confirmed that the party owes some of its employees salaries but denied that there were demonstrations on Wednesday. He also denied that the party had failed to pay workers for 17 months and blamed their arrears on Government which avails the grant late. Said Mwonzora:

It’s an exaggeration that we haven’t been paying them for the past 17 months. We have been paying them. Yes, we are in arrears just like The Herald, just like Zanu-PF and just like Parirenyatwa. We do owe our workers in arrears in differing amounts. We are in arrears because the Government grant does not come on time.

A source who spoke to The Herald said that employees were first addressed by National Chairperson Mr Lovemore Moyo and his deputy Mr Morgan Komichi but demanded to be addressed by Mwonzora who later engaged only the top three leadership representatives from the worker’s committee. The workers later besieged Mwonzora’s office. The workers who were sitting on the floor in protest accused Mwonzora of trying to hoodwink the committee leadership.

More: Herald

 

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Lovemore Moyo is a member of the Movement for Democratic Change which is led by Morgan Tsvangirai. He is the current national chairman of the party. Moyo has been on the Zimbabwean political scene for quite some time prior to joining the Movement for Democratic... Read More About Lovemore Moyo

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Harare formerly Salisbury is the capital of Zimbabwe. It is the seat of Government, the industrial hub and commercial centre for Zimbabwe. The city was founded by the Cecil John Rhodes-led Pioneer Column in 1890 and named Salisbury. The name was only changed to Harare... Read More About Harare

Douglas Mwonzora is an advocate and politician affiliated with the Movement for Democratic Change. Mwonzora is currently Secretary General of the MDC-T. He is the former COPAC Co-Chairperson and former Member of Parliament, Nyanga North Zimbabwe. Mwonzora is a former Law Lecturer. Read More About Douglas Mwonzora

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