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Confusion mars Bulawayo Copac meetings


Confusion continued into the second day of the constitution-making process in Bulawayo, with meetings in most townships beginning at midday.

Meetings in most places began late as drivers and technicians demanded payment of their outstanding allowances before going out for the outreach meetings.

Rapporteurs have also resolved to engage in industrial action tomorrow (Tuesday) if their outstanding allowances were not paid.

Drivers and technicians went on strike on Saturday morning demanding their contracts and outstanding allowances.

Yesterday, they demanded their contracts as well as their allowances before going into the field.

One of the drivers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they were not leaving their stations until they were given what they were promised.

Copac co-chairperson Edward Mkhosi said he was not aware of the developments as he was in Harare.

Rapporteurs claimed they had not been paid their $100 per diem for 25 days, as well as allowances dating back to last month, while drivers and technicians were reportedly owed $800 and $2 000, respectively. Rapporteurs were reportedly owed $4 000 each.

When NewsDay arrived at the Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle houses in Cowdray Park, residents were observed going back to their homes.

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