Multimedia: Chi-town mayor, clerk flee as angry workers protest

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A council worker sits next to a poster berating Chitungwiza town clerk George Makunde at the council office.

Chitungwiza Town mayor Philip Mutoti, clerk George Makunde and other officials on Friday reportedly fled from their offices after over 100 municipal workers besieged the town house demanding to be paid their due salaries.

Chitungwiza workers have gone for 13 months without getting salaries.

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Mutoti could not be immediately available for comment but when NewsDay arrived at the scene, the angry workers were still milling around, vowing not to break the protest until they got their salaries.

This week Makunde told Parliament that most of the senior council officials were now forced to work from home as they feared confrontation with the unpaid “violent  workers”

Watch video below:

A council worker sits next to a poster berating Chitungwiza town clerk George Makunde at the council office.
A council worker sits next to a poster berating Chitungwiza town clerk George Makunde at the council office.
Council workers sit outside the Chitungwiza Town Coucil offices.
Council workers sit outside the Chitungwiza Town Coucil offices. The workers have gone for 13 months without pay.
Officials’ offices were deserted.
Officials’ offices were deserted.
The parking bays were also deserted.
The parking bays were also deserted.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Militant workforce zvechokwadi.Kwakangosara mapaper chete.Pihwai mastands as payment of overdue salaries

    • iwe wakambopihwa bond as payment for yo salary? ita mushe. ngazvirohwe zvivanhu zveku council varoyi vanofamba maskati machena. nxaaa. do u know how many people have died coz vakashaya medical attention nekuda kwe unpaid salaries and unpaid medical aids? nxaaa mhani. think b$ u comment zvimwe zvinhu. i live in chit n live with an employee from council n i tell u those workers are suffering. nxaaa mhani

  2. Kkkkkkkkkk vakomana vecouncil vazotsamwa zvino, bt they shld b given their stipends wat du yu think they a surviving on be serious pple who are in the management the worst part of it is that those in the management earn hefty salaries @ the expense of the underdogs. Please du something we want xu fees and food , concerned daughter of a city council worker

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