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Zim soldiers arrest journalist for taking pictures while they queued for cash

28 June 2016, 14:15

Harare - Zimbabwean soldiers have arrested a freelance journalist for filming them while they queued for cash at a bank in capital Harare, a report said on Tuesday.

According to New Zimbabwe, James Jemwa was taken to the army headquarters in central Harare for questioning by unidentified soldiers.

Jemwa had been taking pictures of soldiers who were reportedly causing "chaos" at the banks in the capital when three uniformed soldiers approached him and seized his camera.

This came amid reports that security forces were paid on Monday following a two week delay on their June salaries.

Early this month the cash starved Zimbabwean government announced that it would delay paying June salaries for the military and police by up to two weeks.

Other workers on the state payroll would only receive their salaries next month.

Zimbabwe has delayed paying its employees for nearly a year due to revenue problems, but this was the first time the salaries had been delayed so long.

Reports indicated that the country was battling with cash shortages thus causing "unending" queues at the country's banks.

Some ATMs in the southern African country were reportedly only dispensing $60 per person.

As a means to reduce the country's cash crunch, the treasury recently announced plans to introduce bond notes, but the move has since been met by tense resistance, as locals feared going back to the country’s abandoned currency.

- News 24


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