Zanu-PF top officials fail to pay workers

Zanu-PF top officials have reportedly been taken to court after they failed to pay their farm workers’ wages for more than a year.

A  a court petition, a union that represented farm workers, the Progressive Agriculture and Allied Workers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Paawuz), said that it was left with no choice but to approach the labour court for redress.

The Zanu-PF heavyweights – who included, ex-defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi, Grace Mugabe’s sister Rose Chidhakwa, ex-public service minister Nicholas Goche, Bindura South lawmaker, Remigious Matangira, as well as former Mbare legislature Tendai Savanhu – owed their workers thousands of US dollars in unpaid wages and allowances.

The report said that Grace Mugabe’s sister had gone for over nine months without paying her aggrieved employees, while Matangira owed his workers more than $80 000.

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