The PSC also revealed that Mphoko will only get his pension – in Zimbabwe dollars – and no other benefits.
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In a letter addressed to Mphoko’s lawyer, Zibusiso Ncube of Ncube and Partners, the government through the Civil Division in the Attorney-General’s Office, said:
We take note of your application filed on 4 October 2019 and served on the Public Service Commission on 8 October 2019 then subsequently briefed out to us thereafter.
However, our client’s attitude on the matter is that they will pay your client pension only as provided for in the constitution, and no other benefits.
Furthermore, the payment will be effected in Zimbabwe dollars in accordance with the country’s prevailing laws.
Mphoko was Zimbabwe’s Vice President in November 2017 when the late former President Robert Mugabe resigned under pressure from various stakeholders.
The former VP had approached the Bulawayo High Court, seeking an order directing the government, through the PSC, to award him US$308 000 or the equivalent in local currency at the prevailing interbank rate in benefits and monthly pension payouts.