Below is a picture of a payslip purported to be of a Zimbabwean doctor. Amounts are in Zimbabwe Dollars. Doctors have over the past few weeks been demonstrating against the salaries they say have been eroded thereby incapacitating them from executing their duties and responsibilities.
The president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), Peter Magombeyi received threats after leading a doctors’ strike over paltry salaries. He was later abducted on the 14th of September only to resurface on the 19th.
His disappearance caused chaos in the country as workers in the health sector downed tools demanding the safe return of Magombeyi. Even after his return, doctors vowed to continue with the demonstrations over salaries.
Other workers across other sectors have also bemoaned the erosion of their salaries by soaring inflation.
ZW$1579.59 is today equivalent to US$109.31 as per the official rate whilst the figure can go as low as US$77.05 when a parallel market rate is applied.
See the payslip below:
Here is what Dr. Peter was abducted for!
Medical doctors in Zimbabwe are taking home barely less than US$70 per month and we stand by them in their rightful demand for better salaries.
— TeamPachedu (@PacheduZW) September 20, 2019
— Team Pachedu