Prosecutors demand US$900 salary ahead of planned strike; NPA threatens dismissal


PUBLIC prosecutors across the country are mooting a crippling job action next week against their employer, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), demanding an upward review of their salaries based on 2018 rates.

The pay entry level for a junior prosecutor in 2018 was US$899, but currently they earn ZW$100 000, which is equivalent to US$100, plus an additional U$200 government allowance.

NPA is accused of neglecting the welfare of low-ranking staffers while pampering senior law officers in the grade of chief or provincial public prosecutors.

According to reports a chief or provincial public prosecutors earn in the range of ZW$2 million and ZW$3 million and fuel coupons for their allocated double cab vehicles, Isuzus, Toyota Fortuners or Ford Everests.

In a letter dated April 5, 2023, the Prosecutors’ Association of Zimbabwe (PAZ) gave their employer notice to urgently address concerns or face a nationwide strike starting April 20.

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