The Zimbabwe Exiles Forum, Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum, Cosatu, Diaspora Forum, Action for Conflict Transformation and National Constitutional Assembly were in agreement that life for a general Zimbabwean was now unbearable requiring an urgent intervention from regional and international leaders.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Zimbabwean, Constitutional and Human Rights Lawyer Dr Lovemore Madhuku said the treatment Zimbabweans were receiving in remuneration could not be tolerated anywhere in the world.
Â Even the highest paid teacher ends up living below the poverty datum line with the reported 1000 per cent increment, it is an extreme provocation which can not be stomached in this century.
We believe the government of this country is failing to constitutionally respects its citizens as even what they are paid can hardly make them complete human beings, said Madhuku.
Commenting on the same issue Zimbabwean economists based in South Africa said Zimbabweans had been reduced to a state less than that of human beings hence reducing them to a laughing stock.
According to recent reports the poverty datum line in the country had shot up to a staggering Z$100-million, by last Thursday and expected to raise as the country continue to expressing fiscal indiscipline.Meanwhile Central Statistics Office has deliberately ignored releasing inflation figures as to avoid embarrassment due to their failure to arrest the runaway inflation.
Â The poverty line has plummeted by over 900 per cent and this only show that the crisis in the country is far from being solved especially considering that the President Mugabe is prepared yet again to secure victory through unorthodox means.
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