Govt To Improve Salaries, Housing For Military, Soldiers Complain That Only Top Brass Benefited From Mugabe’s Fall

The government is reported to be working on improving the conditions of service for soldiers who are said to be unhappy with the current situation. Senior commanders in the military are reported to have received several anonymous letters from soldiers who accuse the top brass of being the only beneficiaries of the November 2017 Military intervention which resulted in the fall of former President Robert Mugabe. Sources who spoke to the weekly publication, The Zimbabwean Independent, said:

The initial phase will include construction of 20 000 houses for the soldiers and ultimately the project should yield 60 000 houses for other all security personnel, which means the army, police and other security services.

A team of senior military commanders has been meeting stakeholders in Zimbabwe and even travelled to South Africa in January to finalise the project. The military will also look at how salaries can be improved, address the transport situation and the touchy bonus issue.

…Commanders are taking seriously things like anonymous letters written to them. The soldiers who wrote the letters are demanding to also be rewarded for carrying out Operation Restore Legacy which led to Mugabe’s removal. They think that only the top brass benefitted from it, through promotions, associated remuneration and perks.

More: The Independent

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