By Tichaona Sibanda
SW Radio Africa
20 January 2014
Opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai will on Tuesday speak on the deepening political and economic problems facing the country.
His address at a Harare hotel will be attended by the business community, the media, students and civic society leaders. Luke Tamborinyoka, Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, told the Daily News that the event has been necessitated by the multi-layered crises confronting the country.
The MDC-T leader is expected to proffer possible solutions to the problems, including the protracted salary battle between government and civil servants. Civil servants are demanding a minimum wage of $540 from the current $297.
The government has said it can only afford $375 for the least-paid worker, which represents a $79 increment, which civil servants described as peanuts.
Tamborinyoka said the country is on its knees, yet the leadership of the country does not seem to have a clue on how to solve the challenges.
“Some even have the luxury to go on leave, as if all is well in the country,” he said, in reference to the ageing President Robert Mugabe who went on leave to the Far East earlier this month but returned last week.