Gweru-based Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s (ZBC) Voice of Zimbabwe radio has dismissed workers, including all journalists in the news and current affairs department.
By Stephen Chadenga
Some of the workers who were handed their termination of contract letters on Wednesday could be seen packing their belongings.
The employees were ordered to surrender ZBC identity particulars and any other company property by Wednesday.
According to labour unions, an estimated 20 000 employees have lost their jobs since the Supreme Court ruling that gave companies the nod to terminate workers’ contracts on three months’ notice.
Meanwhile, Higher Education minister, Jonathan Moyo sought stoke the “Salarygate” flames, claiming the Nastional Social Security Authority (NSSA) chief executive officer earned $90 000 a month.
“Is salarygate dead or alive in state enterprises? The are worrying claims that NSSA CEO is taking home $ 90 000 a month,” he tweeted.
Salarygate refers to a reports that several CEOs earned astronomical salaries, with the peak being former PSMAS boss Cuthbert Dube, whose salary was said to be more than $250 000.
Following the exposes into the salaries, most company bosses who received mega perks like Dube and ZBC’s Happison Muchechetere, were forced out.
More to follow….