Civil servants have reacted angrily to suggestions by Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo that bonuses for state workers should not be taken as a form of entitlement as some of them are allegedly lazy.
In one of his latest tweets, Professor Moyo noted that some civil servants normally leave their jackets in offices and then expect bonuses at the end of the year.
David Dzatsunga, chairperson of the College Lecturers Association of Zimbabwe, said though they cannot dispute the fact that there are workers who may be drinking beer at work, the government must still honour its promise of paying them their 13th cheque.
Professor Moyo’s tweet came at a time when some civil servants are threatening to down tools if they are not paid bonuses by the end of this month.
Dzatsunga told VOA Studio 7 that if the minister feels some employees do not deserve bonuses the government has mechanisms and means to deal with them.
Professor Moyo was not reachable for comment.