Zimbabwe civil servants set to miss their salaries this month

Zimbabwe civil servants are facing a tough few weeks ahead. Government has delayed their pay by at least two weeks, as it scrambles to find money for salaries.

Payment of June’s salaries for its army and security services will be postponed by two weeks and some civil servants will not be paid until next month, as the government struggles to raise money for wages, a ministry of finance official said.

Zimbabwe spends more than 80% of its budget on salaries, which the finance minister has previously said needed to be halved under proposed reforms aimed at winning financing from the International Monetary Fund.

CCTV’s Farai Mwakutuya has more.