President Mugabe yesterday urged civil servants to be patient and resilient in the wake of Government delays in paying salaries, saying the challenges were temporary.
Mugabe said this while addressing Zanu-PF supporters at Chipadze Stadium in Bindura yesterday evening after holding a meeting with family members and followers of the Johane Masowe apostolic sect led by Madzibaba Wimbo at Bindura University of Science Education.
The President held a separate meeting with Mashonaland Central legislators and traditional leaders.
He said Zimbabwe was faced with challenges ranging from illegal sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union to an El Nino-induced drought.
“Ndochienda pakuti muri kunzwa vamwe vachingochema kuti hatisi kubhadharwa; vanosevenza muHurumende, hatisi kubhadharwa nenguva! Ichokwadi varikunonokerwa . . . dzimwe nguva nesvondo, dzimwe nguva nemasvondo maviri, dzimwe nguva ingave nemwedzi kana nemwedzi miviri, vasina kubhadharwa.