Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Kuwait, Grey Marongwe, is a bitter man – with reason. Unpaid for several months, he struggled for money to bring his wife home for burial when she died last year – and his bosses in Harare would not help. Ambassador Marongwe is not getting paid, with his salary arrears now standing at $127,000. The country’s ambassadors have gone for months without pay while rentals at the missions remain unpaid. The cash-strapped government is struggling to finance its 40-plus foreign missions and Parliament heard of the woe the country’s ambassadors are enduring due to the financial crisis.
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