Senior regional magistrates are set for a huge salary increment according to a document leaked on social media.
The document, dated 4 October 2019, revealed that the magistrates will get $9 500, which is inclusive of the basic salary, housing allowance, legal allowance and representation allowance. The letter read in part:
The paymaster Salary Service Bureau has already been instructed to urgently implement the approved new salary key scales. We expect that by the end of day on Friday, October 11, 2019, all senior officers would have their salary arrears (paid).
The letter was addressed to acting chief magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi by the secretary of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), one S Mutendamambo.
It revealed that the Ministry of Finance had agreed to the implementation of the new salary scales as from August 1, 2019.