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

via Multimedia: Chi-town mayor, clerk flee as angry workers protest July 4, 2014 by Moses Matenga

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.

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”


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    Slowly but surely, ordinary people are beginning to believe in themselves, beginning to realise that their needs and their future is not going to be ushered in by anyone else but themselves, beginning to take it in their hands and command their future, beginning to realise that this rot can only be sanitized by them. Thanks Chitungwiza. Don’t let. Don’t give up and this will spread nationwide. We shall overcome and reclaim our dignity. Enough of this rot already.

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    The worm is starting to turn

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    bill mills 8 years ago

    There is a business opportunity here—some steel fabricator should start making guillotines. There could be a large demand. Don’t laugh, it happened somewhere before.

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    Kitsi-yatota 8 years ago

    abnormal workers went wild… can a normal worker living in expensive Zimbabwe, continue working for 13 months without a salary……they strike from normal hungry staff was due 10 months away…..this one was a CIO Jon Moyo attention diversion exercise.

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    Sceptic 8 years ago

    And have the executives also not paid themselves for 13 months?

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    mark longhurst 8 years ago

    HEEE HEE HEEE manya Zanu you r in trouble —-we r coming to get you..

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    John Thomas 8 years ago

    You get the leadership you deserve. Empty promises are just that. Pity the workers did not lay their fingers on these so called managers, we would be short by two corrupt thieves.