Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said that teachers should be paid $3 000 monthly salaries.
Majongwe castigated the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ), for pegging the family basket at $800 for a family of six. Said Majongwe:
If anything, the RTGS$ pegged at 1:2,5 has further impoverished teachers, and further, the current CCZ family of six bread basket pegged at $800 is a fraud. We feel, as a union, that the figure cannot be less than $2 000 after we made our calculations.
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The truth is that six people cannot survive on $800 per month, and that is a scandal, which shows that the CCZ is dancing to the whims of government and is not telling the truth and is lying to the people.