Zimbabwe struggling to pay diplomats on time: official

The Zimbabwean Embassy in London. Zimbabwe's government has over the years struggled to pay its embassies' staff on time as it struggles to revive the shattered economy amid a cash crunchThe cash-strapped Zimbabwe government is battling to pay salaries on time to diplomatic staff deployed to its 43 embassies across the world, a senior official said Tuesday. Willard Manungo, secretary for the Finance Ministry told a parliament committee discussing foreign affairs that the government owes diplomats about $10 million (nine million euros) in salary arrears. Zimbabwe’s government has over the years struggled to pay its embassies’ staff on time as it struggles to revive the shattered economy amid a cash crunch.

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