Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Top soldiers paid with Foreign money

from New Zimbabwe

THE cash-strapped Zimbabwe government is paying top army officers’ salaries in foreign currency, New can reveal.

Soldiers ranked from colonel up to the commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) started receiving their salaries in hard currency in December with the lowest paid taking home US$2,000 per month.

Sources said last month's rioting by junior officers in central Harare was triggered by the government move that discriminates against lower rank officers.....

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