Mugabe to receive pension equivalent to Mnangagwa’s salary as part of benefits

Zimbabwe’s former President, Robert Mugabe is expected to receive pensions that are equivalent to incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s salary. Another ousted Vice President, Joice Mujuru who now leads the National People’s Party (NPP) continues to enjoy State benefits including a free vehicle and fuel.

According to Section 102(3) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe:

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A person who has ceased to be President or Vice-President is entitled to receive–

a. a pension equivalent to the salary of a sitting President or Vice-President, as the case may be; and

b. such allowances and other benefits as may be prescribed under an Act of Parliament.

As of 2015, Mugabe revealed he was earning a salary of $12 000 per month which was three times the $4 000 a month he earned in 2014. The salary increase from 4 000 to 12 000 was never explained. Mugabe publicly complained that his salary was not enough and there are chances that it was increased from $12 000 a month. At the time Mugabe complained saying that he was suffering like the rest of Zimbabweans and said:

We should all just be grateful that we have food on our tables. Kana pane sadza nenyama ndizvozvowo (if there is only sadza and meat, that’s it). I am suffering just like you

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Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

The Constitution of Zimbabwe is the supreme law of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's latest constitution was voted for and approved in a referendum of 16 March 2013. Before the current constitution, Zimbabwe used a constitution negotiated at the 1979 Lancaster House Agreement as Zimbabwe... Read More About Constitution of Zimbabwe

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