Zimbabwe’s legislators, currently earning $1 124 a month and a representation allowance of $1 046, would like to have their salaries pegged at $4 000 to $10 000.
The reason, they claim, is that they are the lowest paid people’s representatives in the region.
The average take-home salary in Zimbabwe is currently $350 a month which would mean that the legislators, if paid $4 000 a month, would be earning the annual salary of an average worker each month.
Put simply, it would take the average worker, 12 years to earn what his or her legislator earns a year.
At $10 000 a month, it would take the average worker 28 months- two years and four months- to earn what the legislator takes home every month.
Zimbabwe is currently struggling to pay its civil servants and failed to pay them their bonuses last year.
It had a budget deficit of $1.2 billion in the first 11 months of last year.