Is it true that Zimbabwe teachers’ union boss earns $11 000 a month?


The chief executive officer of the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association, one of the two unions that called on teachers to go on strike this month but called it off when the government said it was not going to pay the teachers for the days that they did not work, earns a cool $10 891 a month, more than the salary of 20 teachers.

According to Pindula News, Sifiso Ndlovu earns a basic salary of $3 800 but his allowances are more than double this figure.

It broke down his salary as follows:

Communication allowance of $2 000;

Basic salary of $3 808;

Fuel allowance of $780;

Transport allowance of $200;

Housing allowance of $260;

Grocery allowance of $82;

Representation allowance of $761.

It reproduced Ndlovu’s payslip for January which could not be proved to be authentic though it bore the ZIMTA stamp.

It will be interesting to know how the boss of the other union, Raymond Majongwe of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, earns.



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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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