Stability in Zimbabwe is still in question

Zimbabwean wave their national flag during a ceremony marking the 28th anniversary of independence from Britain on April 18, 2008 in Harare. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe came out fighting during the ceremony in his first major speech since disputed polls, fending off criticism over his rights record and accusing Britain of stirring up unrest. AFP PHOTO/Desmond Kwande (Photo credit should read DESMOND KWANDE/AFP/Getty Images)

Following a two day national shutdown of schools and hospitals due to violent protests in Zimbabwe, civil servants are back at work and some hope to receive the rest of their outstanding salaries for June. This is according to a Zimbabwean government official who asked to be anonymous in fear of victimization. On Wednesday night Zimbabweans celebrated the release of pastor Evan Mawarire, who was arrested for leading the largest national protest against the leadership of president Robert Mugabe. Meanwhile renewed fears are surfacing that they will not be get paid in time for July. “Some of the civil servants are going to get paid tomorrow. I’m a civil servants and as I speak I only got my June salary on the seven, so I am not sure whether I will get paid for month. Pensioners are going to get their June pension on the 19 of July 2016” said anonymous.  Zimbabwean protesters stand in solidarity with pastor  Evan Mawarire. He is deemed as a hope for the future.- Katleho Morapela