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Teachers have rejected the government’s 40% salary hike offer, describing it as a mockery, vowing not to return to work until their employer pays them meaningful salaries. Since the phased re-opening of schools began in September after a long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most teachers have not yet reported for duty, declaring themselves incapacitated. They argue that their salaries have been reduced to nothing due to high inflation. Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a downturn for over a decade characterized by scarcity of foreign currency. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over from Robert Mugabe, pledged to revive the country’s economy but economic woes which plagued Mugabe’s rule have persisted.

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A woman displays the new $10 banknotes on her way out of a bank in Harare (file photo).