Zimbabwe has fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better pay to protect them from soaring inflation.
Zimbabwe police on Wednesday blocked a handful of public sector workers from marching to government offices with a petition demanding better pay, reneging on an earlier pledge to allow the demonstration.
Zimbabwean government workers are expected to down tools on Wednesday and march against their employer over low wages.
Authorities in Zimbabwe say at least 80 elephants have died in the country over the past two months. Hundreds more have died in neighbouring Botswana and Zambia.
Government workers in Zimbabwe on Thursday announced plans for a “massive” protest march next week to press for higher wages, as the finance minister said the economy would in 2019 fall into recession for the first time since 2008.