HARARE – The Zimbabwe government has suspended more than 100,000 teachers after they rejected a salary increase.
The teachers have been on a week-long strike demanding better salaries.
They are getting the equivalent of $200 including allowances per month — that’s just a little over R3,000.
Teachers are demanding $540, which is just over R8,000.
Last month, teacher union leaders were arrested and thrown in prison after they embarked on street demonstrations demanding better salaries.
Zimbabwe’s teachers are believed to be some of the lowest-paid in Africa.
eNCA’s Zimbabwe Correspondent Pindai Dube reports.