Gov-contracted Hazvidi Hope Co-operative fails to pay workers 

Sydney Ncube

ZVISHAVANE – Hazvidi Hope Co-operative of Zvishavane whose organisation is contracted by Government to give services like maintenance of grounds, cleaning of ablution facilities and buildings has not paid employees their Covid allowances since 2020.

The workers also complained that their salaries were too low and they have not received payslips since 2010. They are not sure whether their social security dues are being paid to NSSA.

This is contained in a petition that the 18 workers wrote to the Co-operative president, Lovemore Nyakasoka.

The Co-operative comprises former Government workers who upon retirement were advised to start their own projects with the support of Government.  

Nyakasoka could not be reached for a comment by the time of going to Press.

The cooperative’s Accountant Mthokozisi Mabhena said the matters are being attended to with US$75 Covid19 allowances expected to be paid at bank rate. 

The petition says the workers have not seen their payslips since 2010, the company is deducting 20% of their salaries with no explanation since 2014, the Covid19 allowances are not paid and they have not renewed their contracts for over a decade. 

“We asked Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) to investigate our issue without success,” said an employee who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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