Zimbabwe teachers 'worst paid in the world'

Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of not attending to their concerns. #DStv403

HARARE - Zimbabwe teachers thronged the streets of Harare, demanding salary increases and annual bonuses.

It is believed teachers in the country are some of the worst paid in the world.

The protest was led by the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe’s Raymond Majongwe.

The union’s secretary general accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of not attending to their concerns.

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Teachers say they are struggling to put food on the table and to pay for their children to go to school.

The teachers marched to the Finance Ministry and to Premier Medical Aid Society offices.

Teachers say the service offered by government’s medical scheme is poor.

Zimbabwe has been using the US dollars for the past decade and more recently, adopted local currency Bond Notes.

It comes after the local currency tanked amid hyperinflation.